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. Alongside the Scitech Brainstorm and Art Competition, and Academic All Stars, our Enrichment students also have the opportunity to participate in the following competitions:
Tournament of Minds
Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for teams of students to participate and compete in. TOM aims is to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment.
Previous Padbury Catholic Primary School Results
2018 Honours Medal at the International Final in Darwin-Language Literature Team
2018 Honours Medal at the Regional Final-STEM Team
2017 WA State Final competitors-Language Literature Team
2017 Honours Medal at the Regional Final-Engineering Maths Team-
2016 WA State Final competitors-Language Literature Team
First Lego League
First Lego League is a robotics competition catering for upper primary/lower-secondary school students. Every year, teams of students build, program and compete with a robot, while also learning about a modern problem in Science and Engineering and developing solutions for it.
2018 - Trophy for Gracious Professionalism
2017 - Overall Top Three Placement & Trophy for Robot Design
2016 - Trophy for Robot Design
Other competitions we participate in (depending on focus for the term/semester):
Scitech Brainstorm Challenge Day
ATOM 1 Minute Film Competition
APSMO Maths Competition
Eureka Sleek Geeks Science Awards
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
and many more.