Your gifted child is able to learn with other exceedingly capable students – subject to entrance eligibility – as part of a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program aimed at extending, challenging and inspiring the more adept students.
ACC’s GATE program has been designed to foster:
Advanced problem solving abilities;
Critical and creative thinking;
Exceptional communication and collaboration skills;
Digital literacy; and
The program accelerates student learning by extending content knowledge, practicing skills development and minimising repetition. It is an exciting and fast paced learning environment.
Upon successful entry in the GATE program, your child will benefit from:
Expert teachers who are trained in working with gifted students;
A differentiated curriculum aimed at challenging and extending highly capable students;
Engaging with abstract philosophies, complex ideas and rigorous debates;
Other gifted students propelling your child’s learning forward; and
Participation in competitions and excursions to engage with the broader academic community.
Entrance to the GATE program is selective, based on your child’s past academic reports, an admission test and interview. The school provides a financial scholarship to students who gain entrance to the GATE program.
If you would like your child to engage in ACC’s GATE program, please complete your details below and the school will contact you with more information.
GATE Application Form
ACC supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by incorporating Apple devices at our schools. This document outlines the Hardware, Software and Application requirements for students on their IPADS.
iPad Hardware - Prep to Year 4
Anyone of the following iPad models is suitable to the BYOD program:
12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
11.0 -inch iPad Pro(2nd Generation)
11.0 -inch iPad Pro(1st Generation)
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air 3 (3rd Generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (8th generation - will only have the IPAD OS 14 - see note below)
Please note: iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, 3, 4 or 5th Generation devices are not accepted by NAPLAN due to the compatibility of the lockdown browser.
For those students completing ACER or NAPLAN testing, headphones are required in addition to the device.
It is advised that a suitable IPAD case or cover (No larger than 23CM in total width, for classroom management) should be purchased to protect the device.
TIP: If your child is starting at Year 4, consider transitioning to a Macbook Air for a cost-benefit to your family for the following year in Year 5.
All Ipads are required to a few apps installed and managed by ACC parents. Parents will need to set up an Apple ID to facilitate downloading these apps and maintain app updates during their students time in P to 4.
Parents will also need to exclude the following apps from Screen time restrictions where possible, to ensure each app works during school hours.
ACC supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by incorporating Apple devices at our schools. This document outlines the Hardware, Software and Application requirements for students on their Macbooks.
MacBook AIR or PRO 13-Inch - Mid 2012 model or Newer
1.8GHz Processor or higher
128GB Storage or higher
4GB RAM or higher
NOTE: MACOS 11 (BIG SUR) was released November 12th 2020 and will support Macbook Air mid-2013 or newer.
- For those students completing ACER or NAPLAN testing, headphones with a 3.5inch jack input are required in addition to the device. No wearable technology is allowed during exams.
- It is advised that a suitable case or cover should also be purchased to protect the device.
- If purchasing a MacBook Air or PRO 2019/2020 with the USB-C ports, its recommended a USB-C to USB adapter be purchased to ensure compatibility with the older USB type connection.
All Macbooks are required to have the following software applications installed and managed by the student and parent. Parents will need to set up an Apple ID to facilitate the maintenance of any extra Apple app and OS updates to these devices, during the students time in Years 5 to 6.
Please ensure all devices have the following software installed as a minimum requirement.
Parents will also need to exclude the following apps from any Screen time or Parental control restrictions where possible, to ensure each application works during school hours.
Technology Requirements ACC has a BYOD (bring your own device) model based on the educational advantage that this technology provides for student learning. Each student is required to bring in their own device (dependent on their year level), which is supported by the ICT environment and the familiarity of staff members. This ensures there is a minimal interruption during class time and allows teaching staff to engage more effectively with students. ACC has partnered with JB HIFI to assist our families with competitive Apple pricing, along with offering optional accessories for the device choice and extended warranty coverage.