Queensland Academies’ Young Scholars, as a leading strategy in nurturing gifted and highly capable children is expanding and re-energising to offer a new program for students in Years 3 and 4: Bright Minds. This program is designed to support highly capable students as they commence their journey as learners influenced by the International Baccalaureate.
This program also supports those who are seeking entry into our formalised selective entry pathway from Year 5: Brilliant Futures.
The rationale for this growth is to build on the success of the Queensland Academies Young Scholars Program as a teaching and learning strategy for gifted/highly capable Years 5 to 9 students within mainstream schools.
This creates a broader range of opportunities for younger students that reflects the Department of Education and Training’s commitment to supporting the needs of these learners and their families.
The Bright Minds Program introduces younger students to a range of learning concepts and character attributes that will inspire them to become well rounded internationally minded citizens.
Our transdisciplinary programming focuses on critical and creative thinking, communication skills, inquiry based research, conceptual understanding, collaboration and an understanding of local and global contexts.
We believe that it is never too early to start developing such skills in highly capable young people as these approaches to knowledge acquisition will support their long term success and well-being.
Read more about the program.