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As part of Padbury Catholic Primary School’s endeavour to provide meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for all students, based on their need, we offer an Extension Program to students who demonstrate a need for intervention on top of what is offered within their regular classroom setting.


Students are selected for entry into the program based on results from an array of standardised tests administered from Years 3-6. The program and activities offered within the Extension Program differ from year to year however are always derived from the General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum and will explicitly teach Critical and Creativity thinking skills.


As part of our endeavour to encourage all students to challenge themselves, we offer the opportunity to take part in a variety of competitions designed to allow our students to demonstrate their particular skills and talents, extend their abilities and collaborate with like-minded peers. The competitions vary from year to year and may include: Scitech Brainstorm Challenge Day, Academic All Stars, Tournament of Minds, ATOM 1 Minute Film Competition, APSMO Maths Competition, Eureka Sleek Geeks Science Awards, Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards.

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