Welcome to a new year in the Academic Program of Excellence (APEX)!

In APEX, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the multiple pathways leading to cutting-edge careers in the 21st century workforce. The program is designed to enrich the learning of students who demonstrate high standards in academic achievement, behaviour and effort across all areas of their learning.

A core feature of this program is the integration of technology and inquiry based learning. Inquiry involves learners:

  • tackling real-world questions, issues and controversies
  • developing questioning, research and communication skills
  • solving problems or creating solutions
  • collaborating within and beyond the classroom
  • developing deep understanding of content knowledge
  • participating in the public creation and improvement of ideas and knowledge

In APEX this looks like an interdisciplinary approach. This is when subject specific knowledge and skills are taught, and authentic connections are made to knowledge and skills between disciplines. Students are taught by subject specialists teachers – students are developing ways of thinking, knowing and doing in each discipline.

Students undertake studies in:

  • Core areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (History, Geography).
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 – HPE and Chinese for a semester
  • Year 7 and 8 – electives on a term basis
  • Year 9 – semester long electives

Here is our 2019 APEX information Powerpoint for more exciting news about current are past APEX students :- APEX Parent Information Evening

Line Manager and Deputy Principal: Mel Ellis – melli202@eq.edu.au

APEX Coordinator: Karina Masonwells – kwall190@eq.edu.au

Teaching & Learning Head of Program: Ruth Smith – rxsmi7@eq.edu.au