The Wellington Secondary College High Flyer Program provides students with access to challenging and engaging curriculum designed to prepare students for 21st century learning: critical thinking and problem solving; creativity; communication and collaboration, and metacognition.
Our holistic approach to student learning is guided by the principles of:
The High Flyer Program is a three-year program (Years 7-9) in core subjects which develops students’ ability to develop knowledge, skills and competencies which prepare them for their journey into the global community as self-actualised, lifelong learners.
In 2020 teachers of the Program will continue to focus on the explicit development of learning dispositions based on the works of Lee Crockett, Tony Wagner, George Couros and Carol Dweck.
Students’ educational experiences will empowered them to work beside and with their teachers and their peers, cooperatively and independently, using an innovative and growth mindset in a contemporary learning environment.
Students will continue core studies in their home group. They will also choose elective subjects that focus on extension and preparation for an enhanced pathway to VCE and beyond.
These pathways could include :
Pathways at this stage of the program will be determined by performance, teacher recommendations and parent/student choices.
Testing for Year 7 in 2021 has been postponed to Term 3 due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Registrations close on Friday August 14, 2020. The exam is held at Wellington Secondary College and we will publish the exam date here as soon as we know. This will include a general academic test and a short piece of written prose. Registrations for testing for the High Flyers Program must be completed online via the link below before the test date or additional fees may apply.
On the day of the High Flyer Program test students are to meet at the Junior School Centre in M Block, (follow the signs from the Eastern car park), Students are to arrive by 9.00 am on the day of testing. The exam will take place between 9am and 12noon.