Specialised Programs

Heights College supports a philosophy of inclusive education. Students within the Primary area range in ability from gifted and talented to those who require learning support. In addition to supportive and innovative classroom programs, Primary Schooling at Heights College offers the following specialised programs to support the differing needs of our students.

Maths Team Challenge
Students in Years 5 and 6 with high level maths skills have the opportunity to participate in the Maths Challenge competing against other schools in the State. 

Year 5 Instrumental Program
The Instrumental Music Program assists students in individual instruction in Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Saxophone, Drums, Percussion and Piano. Year 5 is the compulsory introduction to instruction in brass instruments one lesson per week over the whole year. Students will also have an opportunity to join a band or ensemble to further enhance their music education.

Competitions
Heights College is involved with the University of New South Wales sponsored English, Maths, Computer, Writing and Science competitions with students from Year 3 to 6 given the opportunity to participate.

HPE/ Interschool Sports Program
Development in all areas of each student’s physical abilities and skills, health education and sportsmanship is encouraged in each year level. The continuation of an Intra-School Team Competition in Terms 2 and 3 further enhances student involvement and builds greater pride and team spirit. This is expanded upon even further with the continuation of Interschool Sport involvement on Friday afternoons in the winter months including a wide range of game options and competition for Years 5 and 6 as they compete against other schools.

PAT Tests
An online standardised test from ACER tests all students in the Primary area from Preparatory to 6. This process helps to monitor student progress in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy.