As you may already be aware, our ‘Biretta Class’ concept is based on the belief that talented boys will more readily work towards achieving their potential if they can access a dynamic, relevant and challenging curriculum in a supportive environment with their intellectual peers. The class offers highly able boys a variety of opportunities including:
• Independent learning
• Involvement in enrichment and extension activities
• The development of cognitive skills
• Involvement in special interest groups and external programs
It is important to note that a boy currently in the Biretta Class in 2021 is not guaranteed entry into the Year 8 Biretta Class in 2022. In fact, all boys in Year 7 are eligible to apply for entry into the Year 8 Biretta Class. Boys who are interested in being considered for the Year 8 Biretta Class are invited, with their parent / guardian, to complete the online Application Form by clicking the link below or pasting the URL into your internet browser https://forms.office.com/r/MRnRFE2sJa
This form is to be completed online by 3pm, Monday October 18, 2021.
Due to the unprecedented COVID crisis’ disruption to our data collection, the selection process will utilise a ranking process based on performances in:
1. 2021 Semester 1 subjects (40%)
2. ACER Test results (40%)
3. Year 7 NAPLAN tests (20%)
Boys’ behavioural records and their overall level of maturity will also be considered during the selection process. Please note that a 5% loading will be added to the raw scores of boys presently in the Biretta Class to consider the more rigorous assessment processes which apply in this environment.
Families are warmly encouraged to think about the possibility of applying for a place for 2022. Please contact Freda Pahomis at the College should you wish to discuss any matter relating to the Biretta Class.