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Enrichment and Extension Programs

At this School we believe that a child who identifies as having natural abilities in higher order thinking capabilities needs a program that will nurture and extend these abilities into talents as they progress through our school. We use this belief and the school’s Guiding Values and Principles to achieve our vision for the 21st Century, based on Howard Gardiner’s Five Minds for the Future:
·       Disciplined Mind
·       Synthesising Mind
·       Creative Mind
·       Respectful Mind
·       Ethical Mind
Our Extension and Enrichment programs are diverse and aim to enrich all the 9 multiple intelligences of Gardner.
The following programs are run by the school: 

Coding club

Coding club is run during breaks in the senior Primary Library and aims to teach students how to advance their understanding of Scratch coding. 

Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics is being introduced across the school using Lego WeDo2.1 to advance students abilities in Graphical Programming and robotics.   

Australian Problem Solving Math Olympiad

This competition is run from May to September each year.  Every year we enter two teams.  The younger grades take part in the Math games and the older grades take part in the Olympiad.  These games are thinking based math problems.   Our teams have done very well in the past years. 

Robotics

With the use of Spheros, Makey Makey boards, GoPro’s and Lego, students explore the world of robotics while innovating towards a better future. 

Entrepreneurial Program

Our Entrepreneurial Groups solve real world needs and problems using technology, innovation and empathy.  This is run with different groups across the school each term.  Our senior team had an interactive robotics display at Fun Day and our year 5 girls team recently won the social entrepreneurial challenge at Corinda State High school for their social enterprise to help save the turtles. 

Science Week

Science week is always a huge celebration at Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School.  We have had a crime scene where the students had to solve a crime by analysing the evidence available.  Last year we built a city of the future out of recycled materials.  On the senior campus we have various scientists visiting and conducting experiments with our students.   A group of students attended a workshop at the CUBE at QUT for a day of innovation and real world problem solving.  Our year 5 and 6 students climbed aboard a boat for an investigative day out on the bay where they researched plankton and fish species that can be found in our waters.