Callaghan College Waratah Campus

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ASPIRE High Achievers Program

The ASPIRE Program at Callaghan College Waratah Campus is designed to enable high potential and gifted students to thrive and fulfil their potential in a stimulating and supportive environment.

The program is made up of two classes, each catering for up to 28 students who have similar abilities and desire to extend themselves beyond the expected level for their age.

Our ASPIRE teaching and learning programs follow the NSW Curriculum for Year 7 and 8, however the focus is challenging and supporting students to:

  • develop deep understanding and critical thinking skills
  • extend and apply their analytical and creative skills
  • become effective problem solvers
  • responsibly use current and emerging technologies to aid or extend their learning
  • successfully work both independently and cooperatively
  • take risks and reflect on their learning.

Students in the program are supported by our Deputy Principals, ASPIRE Coordinator and a team of teachers who ensure the individual learning and support needs of every student are catered for.

Our program responds to the NSW Department of Education's Gifted and High Potential Student Policy.

Confident and Creative Learners


The ASPIRE Program is based on an Inquiry Based Learning philosophy. This is a highly engaging, student centered teaching practice that fosters 21st Century Learning skills and provides opportunities for students to apply these skills through real world, personally meaningful experiences.

Our targeted learning programs focus on the holistic development of our students. We want students to excel and thrive academically, but also to have the social and emotional skills they will need to become successful life long learners and positive contributors to their community as adults.

For more information,  please read our ASPIRE Program Brochure.

Application forms

Complete the application form online via the red button below. Alternatively, you can download a pdf of the ASPIRE Program Application Form.

All applications for the Year 7 ASPIRE classes of 2022 must be received by 4pm on Friday 23 April 2021.

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