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Excellence programs

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nambour State College Pinnacle Program 

The Pinnacle Program provides the opportunity to connect and learn with like-minded students. Students will be supported to improve their skills across the six key capabilities of character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Students in the Pinnacle Program will be grouped according to their interests and have the opportunity for teachers to tailor the learning experiences to suit this. Students will be together for the core curriculum areas of English, maths, science and humanities. They will also have one lesson each week dedicated to extending their learning in their interest area. The Pinnacle Program will continue in Years 8 and 9.​


Nambour State College Young Pinnacle Scholars​ Program

A Young Pinnacle Scholars Program is also available for students in Years 5 and 6 across the Sunshine Coast.  The program is designed to provide enrichment and early high-school transition opportunities for bright and highly motivated students. Young Pinnacle Scholars will participate in a number of Year 7 and 8 level activities while forming connections with like-minded students and school staff.

Successful applicants will participate in four 'Young Pinnacle Scholar Days' throughout the year at Nambour State College, as well as receiving early and additional access to opportunities including scholarship level entry to the full Pinnacle Program and additional transition opportunities to better prepare them for high school.

Young Pinnacle Scholars is a pathway program to the full Pinnacle Program at Nambour State College. Young Pinnacle Scholars must complete an Enrolment EOI (expression of interest) to remain in the program during Year 6.​

Nambour Academy of Creative Arts (NACA)

Year 7 to 10 students are being offered the opportunity to audition to be in the Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art Excellence program. Successful applicants will participate in additional excellence classes throughout the year. Students will still participate in all the rotation electives on both elective lines. At Nambour State College, we are proud to offer a wide variety of award winning ensembles, groups and activities in which students can participate.  Please note that for 2021, applications and auditions will be completed electronically.  For further information about the NACA program, please contact Liz Clout, Head of Department, The Arts eclou6@eq.edu.au.

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Last reviewed 14 September 2021
Last updated 14 September 2021