Harrisdale Senior High School (SHS) is proud to deliver the Department of Education's Gifted and Talented Selective Academic program from Year 7, 2021.
Our program sets students on a pathway to success. It gives students a head start to their life and career goals in a world filled with opportunity, challenge and change.
Key Features of Harrisdale SHS’s Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Program
- The program commences in 2021 with a Year 7 intake of up to 32 students.
- Selection is based on the results of the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) conducted by the Department of Education early in 2020. Details will be published on the Department’s webpage.
- Students are grouped with their specially selected peers for studies of Mathematics, Science, Humanities and English in Years 7-to-10.
- We emphasise STEM and nurture an appreciation of the Arts.
- Students engage in a progressive, challenging and rigorous curriculum. Their teachers are dedicated, passionate, subject specialists with a keen desire to bring out the best in every learner.
- Harrisdale's new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities provide an inspiring physical learning environment.
- Students are involved in prestigious and challenging competitions, leadership programs, community service, university extension programs, and interstate and overseas study tours.
- Students may elect to study French and/or Classical Music from Year 7. Their curriculum also includes the Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Technologies.
A day at Harrisdale SHS begins before the siren sounds to signify the first class, and extends well beyond the last lesson each afternoon. Our extensive co-curricular program includes leadership development, community service, sports, hobby groups and clubs such as Interact, Tournament of Minds, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Harrisdale’s Edible Garden, debating, tutoring, volleyball and a range of recreational activities.
Department of Education Information about Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Programs
We encourage you to peruse information about the Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented Selective Education programs: