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Year 7 - 10 Extension classes

The Extension Class at Jamison High School is designed for students who learn quickly, achieve at a high level and require a more challenging learning environment.

This program currently runs from Year 7 to 10 and aims to provide students with:

  • a differentiated curriculum that enhances the diverse needs and abilities of students across all key learning areas
  • enrichment and extension activities to deepen student knowledge, understanding and skills across all key learning areas
  • participation in various additional school and university-based programs and competitions such as Rich Tasks, University of NSW – ICAS Science, English and Mathematics competitions and much more!

Applying for the Extension classes

Entry into the program starts in Year 7 and is by application. This process involves three phases:

1. Completion of Application Forms (early Term 1)

  • Student Nomination Form
  • Parent / Guardian Nomination Form
  • Teacher Nomination Form

2. Portfolio development (to be brought to interview) containing the following

  • Year 5 Yearly Report
  • Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN Results
  • Certificates of achievement from academic competitions (eg. UNSW Competitions)
  • Certificates / reports from extracurricular activities from outside of school (eg. Music, sport, art, dance, clubs, etc)
  • Any other additional documentation to support the application

3. Extension Class Coordinator / Student / Parent / Guardian Interview (late Term 1)

There are also opportunities for additional students to join this class at various stages throughout Years 7 – 10. All enquiries need to be referred to the Extension Class Coordinator (Mrs Freemantle – HT Science).