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Golden Opportunity Days 2020

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Golden Opportunity Days are a chance for primary school students in the Corinda SHS catchment area to explore the range of Excellence and other enrichment programs our school has to offer. These days focus on higher order thinking, critical thinking and collaboration.

These days are an experience for primary school students to feel more comfortable in a high school environment and gain practice in a number of unique subject areas. 

Please register your interest to attend one of our highly regarded Golden Opportunity Days using the registration forms below. Please note, only the first 25 students will be accepted into each program.


Frequently asked Questions

Q. Can I pay over the phone?

A. Unfortunately, no. Payments are required to be made in person at our payments window. Payments can be made to the payments office either on the morning of the activity or in advance. The payments office is located up the stairs off Pratten Street and is open from 7:30am – 1:30pm on school days.

Q. What time do we come to the school?

A. Registration is from 8:30am – 8:45am. Please note there will be no supervision provided until 8:30am. The day will commence at 8:45am. You are welcome to wait with your child until 8:45 if you wish and ask any questions to the Deputy in charge at this time.

Q. What do they wear?

A. Students are required to wear full school uniform unless otherwise specified by the program.

Q. Can they go home with an older sibling?

A. Students are able to be collected from the pickup area by an older sibling if we are informed prior to the day commencing. We will require the older sibling name and home group.

Q. Can they participate more than once?

A. Students can participate in multiple Golden Opportunity Days. We do not recommend repeating the same subject twice as often the materials may be similar.

Q. Will I receive a confirmation email?

A. No. When you complete the registration form, a message will appear telling you the registration was successful. You will not receive any further information until one week out from the event. Please ensure you make note of the date of the event and what the event was called in case you have any enquiries.

Q. I am unsure if my registration worked?

A. Please email excellence@corindashs.eq.edu.au with your child's name and the name of the Golden Opportunity Day and date you believe you enrolled in. We will be in contact within 2 working days

Q. I cannot register / the link is not working?

A. We close the links once it is a few days out from the event or when the event is full. We aim to list "sold out" on the website if it is sold out. Registrations for all events close the Friday prior to the Golden Opportunity day.

Q. Does my primary school know I am attending?

A. We provide students with a certificate of completion, which you can show your school as proof of attendance. We do not inform the school that your child is attending the high school for the day. 

For any further questions please contact: excellence@corindashs.eq.edu.au

​Date       
​Program
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Sold Out
​Digital Technologies -
 Tech Pioneers: Students will become tech pioneers when they learn how to code their very own micro:bit! Students will discover how these ingenious devices can inspire creativity and refine the computational thinking skills needed in a tech world. They will engage in three projects on the day that will challenge their problem-solving skills and flame their love of coding. Student will take home their own micro:bit kit so that the learning can continue! Cost is $45 to participate, open for current year 5-6 students.

Register here.

Wednesday 21 October 2020

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INTAD - Engineering the Centre of Gravity: Ever wonder what keeps our feet on the ground and why? Gravity is the force that attracts two bodies toward each other, the force that causes apples to fall toward the ground and the planets to orbit the sun. The more massive an object is, the stronger it's gravitational pull. Students will conduct several practical activities and participate in demonstrations of a range of gravitational examples and explore how the centre of gravity impacts moving objects. Students will spend the day delving into engineering principals before being challenged to design, create, test and manipulate their own moving object.

Register here.

Wednesday 28 October 2020

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Arts - Visual Art Workshop: Students will experiment with contemporary art techniques and processes to manipulate a range of materials in a high school art classroom setting. They will solve innovative creative problems to produce an abstract artwork by the end of the day.

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Wednesday 28 October 2020

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Science - Biology: Students will immerse themselves in some hands on biology experiments in our science laboratories

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Wednesday
4 November 
2020

Mathematics: An exciting day spend working in small teams of like-minded students to formulate, develop and present solutions to a variety of mathematical problems. 

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Wednesday
4 November 
2020

Arts - Dance Workshop: This session is a workshop for students interested in trialling for the Dance Program of Excellence in 2022. 

Students will participate in a range of workshops targeted at developing an appreciation of the body's ability to move in different ways within different genres in a high school dance studio setting.  Students will learn how to prepare the body for dance and safe dance methods.  They will solve innovative creative problems by exploring contemporary choreography methods and develop technical skills by learning a hip hop routine for performance.

Register here.

Wednesday
4 November 
2020

Postponed to 2021

Arts - Music Creative Collaborations: This workshop is for students interested in trialling for the Music Program of Excellence in 2022. Corinda's Music Community will involve intensive workshopping of a contemporary piece with the Music Excellence Contemporary Band Project and Music Excellence Vocal Ensemble facilitator Miss Phoebe Sinclair (Sony Music recording artist and Australian songwriter) and Instrumental, Excellence and Senior Music teacher Tom Stewart (International touring freelance jazz and contemporary composer and performer). Students will refine ensemble skills in new small ensemble contexts in a fun and engaging environment. After Morning Tea, visiting students will participate in 'Peer Projects' where specialised Corinda State High School Music Excellence students will mentor groups as they address technique, expression and best practice around repertoire selection when playing an instrument for leisure. This session will include a Q and A with current students around what it is like participating in Music Excellence and the Corinda band program. Finally, after Lunch, visitors will be treated to a concert in the Senior Music Learning Space involving current Excellence students, Chamber Groups and Senior Music rock and pop ensembles.  

Register here.

Wednesday

November 
2020

Sold Out

Agriculture - Showcasing Design and Engineering using solutions from Nature: Biomimicry, as it's called, is a method for creating solutions to human challenges by emulating designs and ideas found in nature. It's used everywhere: buildings, vehicles, and even materials. Teams will compete against each other by searching for ideas and resources at the School's Agricultural Section to solve an engineering challenge. You will also learn about the skills of Emotional Intelligence to better understand yourself and others. The session will be led by experts from University of QLD and Griffith University.

Register here.

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Last reviewed 17 November 2020
Last updated 17 November 2020