Academies

This year, Hastings Secondary College introduced an innovative approach to secondary education for years 7 and 8 which will further enhance our students' learning and engagement.

Students have the opportunity to apply for Academies in Creative Industries, Sport and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths). These Academies are available at each campus and enable students with special talents and interests to be extended and further developed in these areas. While they may apply for more than one Academy, they will only be able to join one. Students not involved in Academies are well catered for by choosing Personal Interest Projects based on their special interests within a wide range of areas such as history, hospitality and agriculture. These new models are designed to increase student choice and ownership of their learning, to develop special talents and better engage students in their secondary education.

Application forms for Academies closed on 26th August 2016

Creative Industries Academy

Click here to download a brochure.

Click here to download an application form.     

Sports Academy

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Click here to download an application form. 

STEM Academy

Click here to download a brochure.  

Click here to download an application form.     

Personal Interest Projects (PIPs)

We recognise that not all students may be interested in applying for an Academy, and therefore at each campus we have developed a range of programs that will allow every child in year 7 and 8 to pursue a more personalised area of interest as part of their education.

Click here for information on Port Macquarie Campus PIPs.

Click here for Port Macquarie Campus PIP selection form.

Click here for information on Westport Campus PIPs.

Click here for Westport Campus PIP selection form.