Academies

Our Academies are an innovative approach to secondary education for years 7 and 8 which enhance our students' learning and engagement. Academies are delivered at each campus and enable students with special talents, interests and passion to be extended and further developed in these areas.

The following opportunities increase student choice and ownership of their learning, develop their special talents and engage students in secondary education.

 Students may apply for more than one Academy; however they can only be selected to join one:

  • Creative Industries Academy
  • Sports Academy
  • STEM Academy - Science Technology Engineering Maths.

Personal Interest Project (PIP) classes

We recognise that not all students may wish to apply for an Academy. At each campus we have developed a range of Personal Interest Project (PIP) classes that will allow every child in year 7 and 8 to pursue a more personalised area of interest as part of their education.

Every student completes a preferential selection form for PIP classes.

Click here for the parent letter

The application process: Due date: Friday 25August 2017

1. Complete an application form for up to three Academies if you wish to apply. Be sure to number them in order of preference. Year 6 return application/s and form to your primary school and Year 7 to your front office.

2. Complete a PIP selection form for the campus in which you are enrolled. Be sure to number them in order of preference. Year 6 return application/s and form to your primary school and Year 7 to your front office.

3. Staff at the College will consider all applications and determine Academy classes for 2018.

4. Letters will be mailed out indicating the result of their application/s. Students who are unsuccessful may reapply in the following year and will be allocated a PIP class based on their choices.

NOTE: newly enrolled students may apply, however positions can only be offered if there are vacancies.

Creative Industries Academy

Click here for the Creative Industries Academy brochure.

Click here for the Creative Industries Academy application form.     

Sports Academy

Click here for the Sports Academy brochure.  

Click here for the Sports Academy application form. 

STEM Academy

Click here for the STEM Academy brochure.  

Click here for the STEM Academy application form.     

Personal Interest Project (PIP) classes

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.

For more information contact our Port Macquarie Campus on 6583 1844 or Westport Campus on 6583 6400.