Campbell High School

An ACT Public School

Challenge Program

Head of Program: Debbie Dwyer

Campbell High School has designed the Challenge Program to provide extended opportunities for students with a diverse range of gifts and talents. Students can choose to apply for one or a number of challenges in any one year. As the program is flexible, students can move in and out of the program in different years depending on their interests, workload and academic commitments. Below is a list of the Challenges offered at Campbell High School and their criteria.

English Challenge (Ms Dwyer)

To achieve the English Challenge you must complete enough Challenge tasks to equal at least ten (10) points and achieve an A, B or C grade in both semesters of English.

  • Participate in the ICAS writing competition 2 points
  • Participate in the ICAS English competition 2 points
  • Participate in some of the following: Tournament of Minds, Debating, Chief Ministers Reading Challenge, Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition, What Matters and Write Now. 2 points each
  • Attend Writers’ Camp and submit a piece of work for the Writers Camp publication. 5 points

Languages Challenge (Ms Bramley and Madame Lange)

  • Achieve an A or B grade in both semesters
  • Participate in the ACER, French Alliance or Language Perfect Competitions
  • Assist with 3 or more hours of tutorials for language students
  • Active and positive participation in  school events such as Harmony Day, Open Night.

Mathematics Challenge (Mrs Troy)

  • Both the maths competitions – Australian Mathematics Competition and ICAS maths
  • Participate in one of the following options: Tournament of Minds, Campbell Primary numeracy day (limited spots available), Interschool maths competitions – i.e ACT Maths Challenge Day  (limited spots available), Personal challenge project
  • 1 term of maths based enrichment – i.e. Maths Help, Homework and Assignment Help, Letters and Numbers, Challenge Enrichment (note: enrichment options are not run every term).
  • All mymathsonline homework modules completed to at least 60%

Science Challenge (Mrs Sharma)

  • Receive confirmation from your class room teacher of your positive approach to your Science Studies.
  • Achieve a satisfactory grade for Science in both semesters.
  • Participate in the following: The Big Science Competition and The Australian National Chemistry Quiz.
  • Participate in one Science Enrichment (for a minimum of one term) or equivalent time spent on an external science associated community project (please seek approval ASAP).

SoSE Challenge (Ms Barrett)

  • Achieve an A or B grade in both semesters of SoSE (Years 7, 8, 9 and 10)
  • Participate in two or more SoSE related competitions:
  • Participate in one of the following: Competition Debating; Interschool Parliamentary Debating; the ANZAC Day Schools’ Awards, the Simpson Prize or the Anzac Spirit Prize
  • Participate in the organisation of ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day assemblies

Sports Challenge (Mr Gray and Ms Wilson)

  • Achieve an A or B grade in both semesters
  • Represent the school in at least 3 sports throughout the year
  • Participate in 3 events in the schools Aquatics carnival and Athletics carnival (please note that if for any reason you cannot participate in these carnivals, alternative arrangements can be made with the Sports Challenge Coordinator)
  • Be an ACT or National sports representative or significantly contribute to community sports coaching, Dancefest, run the sports equipment hire for at least one term or an alternative approved by the Sports Challenge Coordinator
  • Compete in the cross-country race

Visual Arts Challenge (Mrs Borg and Ms Morison)

  • Be enrolled in a Campbell High School Visual Art  or Media Arts Class
  • Achieve an A or B grade in Visual Art or Media within the year.
  • Participate in the Arts Festival by presenting artworks within the school or organising exhibition promotion
  • Complete a body of work in any visual media (2D, 3D, photography, film, animation)
  • Organise a solo or group exhibition displaying finished work within the school or in the ACT community.

Music Challenge - Band (Mr Cusick)

  • Be enrolled in a Campbell High School Band program, a music elective, or 4 terms of music enrichment
  • If applicable, achieve a ‘B’ grade or higher in all music classes
  • Contribute to the musical life of the school and/or wider school community – for example, participate in a band, ensemble or solo act within the school, contribute to short performances at (or associated with) the school. This may also include the musical soirĂ©e, performances at awards and presentation nights or school open nights or other special school functions (as negotiated with the Music Challenge coordinators).
  • Meet all criteria set in the Music Challenge Major Project. Details of this major project can be obtained from Mr Foster or Ms Brown in the Arts Staffroom.

Drama Challenge (Mr Sticpewich)

  • Audition for and perform in the major production.
  • Develop NIDA audition pieces.
  • Attend lunchtime Drama Challenge sessions once a week on Thursday Long Break.
  • Show leadership in fostering the Drama community at Campbell. This could include:
    • Mentoring other students
    • Entering in festivals and competitions
    • Creating performance art or street theatre around the school, or presenting at Assembly or Arts Fest
    • Integrating with Media to create short films, etc.

Leadership Challenge – year 10 leaders only (Mr Ladomirski)

  • Be an active member of the Campbell High School Leadership Team, SRC or be a representative on the School Board
  • Be involved in at least 5 leadership activities throughout the year
  • Organise or take significant responsibility for one leadership activity throughout the year
  • Demonstrate initiative and community spirit
  • Conduct yourself as an excellent ambassador for the school

Pathways Challenge – year 10 only (Ms Cummins)

This challenge is open to year 10 students only. Students must demonstrate a clear and related focus in each element of this challenge. However, some criteria completed in year 9 may count towards the challenge tally. These may include alternate programs, VET courses, White Card and Asbestos Awareness training and Trade Taster Days.

  • Complete at least one work experience placement in 2015 and/0r 2016
  • Complete Student Pathways document and college application demonstrating a pathway between planned study and career path or obtain an apprenticeship in their chosen field
  • Complete an alternate VET program related to planned career pathway.
  • Participate in either the CIT  Trades Days or the Futures Forum
  • Attend the Careers Expo in August
  • Complete White Card and Asbestos Training or attend Pathways excursions such as Animal Day Out or Defence Force
  • Complete an Alternate Program such as Automotive, Child Care or Hairdressing Skills

Community Challenge (Ms Bolton and Mr George)

  • Receive a Principal’s award after achieving 15 students merit certificates.
  • Be involved in at least 2 fundraising events throughout the year.( one will need to be at school)
  • Will be involved in a mentoring/ buddy program within the school.
  • Will identify an area or project within the school that they would like to maintain or be involved  in. ( recycling, litter collection, lunch time groups etc)
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