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Queensland Academies offer a range of engagement opportunities for students prior to applying to join the Academies in Year 10. The Bright Minds program offers optional learning extensions/opportunities for students in Years 3-5.
Bright Minds students will be invited to participate in a range of transdisciplinary inquiry based workshops held at the Queensland Academies campuses on Saturdays and week days after school.
Workshops will be delivered by Queensland Academies staff and feature a high level of peer mentoring by our Academy students who are best placed to model the challenging learning that takes place in our unique learning environment.
While the workshops will be framed around a range of 21st Century learning attributes, workshop topics will be drawn from a range of knowledge bases including:
General Sciences, World Citizenry, Junior Entrepreneurs, Problem solving, Exploring the Natural Environment, Creative Writing, Drama, Art, Technology, Poetry, History, Coding, Robotics and World Languages and Culture.
Once students reach Year 6, they will become Queensland Academies Young Scholars.
Educational Programs Coordinator, Sandy Davey, joined the QA team in 2017 and looks forward to meeting and working with our Bright Minds students and parents. Sandy has a rich background in working with gifted students, having spent the past ten years teaching within a full-time enhancement program for high-achieving primary school students.
She is a passionate educator who seeks to provide rich learning experiences that engage each student’s natural sense of curiosity and wonder. Within an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, she strives to keep things authentic, relevant and child-centred. Sandy also works as a Senior Project Officer (Science and Technology) within the Curriculum into the Classroom project team.
The Queensland Academies Bright Minds Program is a fee-for-service program with an annual membership fee of $30.00. Annual membership fees will be charged at the commencement of the academic year.
Our workshops are delivered by Queensland Academies teachers and partner organisations and incur workshop registration fees of generally between $40.00 and $80.00 depending on the duration of the program. Most of our workshops are delivered on Saturday mornings. We also offer after school programs during the term.
Once membership is approved, members will receive regular email alerts outlining details of upcoming programs and how to register.