High-ability students from Prep to Year 9 will benefit from the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, a new series of high-quality, funded extension activities across all areas of the curriculum. Teachers nominate students to participate in activities within the series according to their abilities and interests.
The Department of Education and Training is partnering with more than 20 expert education and not-for-profit organisations, universities, Tech Schools, teacher associations, and science and mathematics specialist centres to deliver activities within the series.
Up to 100,000 government school students will have the opportunity to participate in the series from Term 3, 2020, until Term 4, 2022.
Over the two-and-a-half years of the series (subject to health requirements in place at the time), activities will be held online, in metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas, and delivered during school hours, after school, on weekends and during school holidays.
All activities will: