INSPiRE is a school wide program launched in 2016 which aims at developing the giftings God has placed inside of our students into talents which they can use to benefit and transform their worlds, or to “let their lights shine” as Jesus commanded His followers in Matthew 5:16. The INSPiRE Program at Northside Christian College is a talent development initiative intended to “stretch” the most able students, through mentoring, learning challenges, excursions and competitions.
For more information:
Please listen to the Principal's Podcast on Talent Development.
Please also refer to the INSPiRE Program Handbook (2021).
The program incorporates:
1. Specialist Intervention:
3. Enrichment Opportunities:
4. Student Leadership Development:
5. 21st Century Skills Development Competitions:
Identification of highly able students combines data collected through both standardised testing and characteristics checklists: achievement and ability testing (Academic Assessment Services); intellectual, social and emotional characteristics of highly able students (Linda Silverman) as identified by teachers and parents, recognising gifted underachievers as a potentially significant part of the student population:
Many opportunities are open provisions for which any student may self-select.
The INSPiRE program provides an opportunity for our students to explore their giftings outside of the regular classroom in a variety of ways, and is our College’s most targeted approach for “releasing potential to transform our world.”
Please refer to the INSPiRE brochure below for additional information.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499