The IGNITE program was developed to cater for the needs of students who display significantly above average achievement, and a keen interest, in certain subject areas.
The process involved in being selected for the IGNITE program is as follows:
Students in Years 3 and 4 are selected by staff members, using both the achievement and interest criteria above, as well as general behaviour and whether the child can be relied upon to catch up on any work missed in their regular classroom while they attend IGNITE.
Students in Years 5 and 6 have to apply for the IGNITE units they wish to take. As applications often exceed places available, staff use achievement, interest, behaviour and reliability criteria to make the final selection.
A range of units is offered in the IGNITE in-class program during the year, including maths, science and history. Two units are offered every term, each involving a one-hour class per week for Years 3 to 6. IGNITE also includes a suite of other activities, some of which are open to students who do not attend the in-class program.
The table below indicates the units usually offered in each term and a selection of other activities which may be offered, depending upon circumstances in that particular year.