The Centre of Excellence (COE): Innovation, provides the opportunity for those with a passion for Science, Engineering, IT or the Trades to undertake project based opportunities working with industry experts.
The COE: Innovation, is a select entry program.
Critical thinking, team work, problem solving and digital literacy are some of the most important capabilities being required by potential employers.
The COE: Innovation, is not further study; rather it is like minded students undertaking projects which challenge and excite their passions. Many of these projects will lead onto competitions.
The program curriculum is designed to provide students with opportunities to accelerate and enhance their learning, challenge them by promoting critical thinking, and extending the students beyond the expected level by undertaking applied learning.
In this program, you will be involved in many enjoyable activities that will build your skills in planning and designing, building and testing various types of model aircraft and aircraft structures such as gliders, powered fixed wing model aircraft, helicopters and drones.
A year-long Horticulture program for students who are interested in working outdoors, while also learning the “how” and “why” behind science of the land.
The Microsoft program provides several opportunities for students to improve their employability skills and to obtain Microsoft certifications for a range of applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
COE: Innovation – Advantages for students:
- Opportunity to work with ‘like minds’
- Improved motivation and confidence
- Greater emphasis on higher order thinking skills
- More advanced and complex tasks
- Faster paced curriculum
- Increased levels of challenge whilst still feeling connected to the rest of the year level
Application for entry into the COE: Innovation, is available to students who are enrolling into Hallam Senior College. Students must undertake an interview and be accepted into the program.
Applications must be made through the COE: Innovation EOI Form