Gifted and Talented Pathway (GATE)
STEM Selective Program and Scholarships

HARRISDALE CAMPUS ONLY

Our Program provides gifted and talented students with a stimulating and challenging STEM learning environment, designed to cater to their academic and developmental needs.

The Program incorporates 21st Century learning strategies, focusing on project/problem solving inquiry-based learning where students are encouraged to excel in their areas of academic talent and develop a love of learning.

The Program integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). STEM skills are crucial to innovation and development in our contemporary technological knowledge-based, competitive global economy. The integration of STEM disciplines in real-world design problems is a way of engaging students in imaginative and collaborative problem solving and reasoning.

Our Program aims to enrich student achievement in their journey through to Year 12.

About the Program

Our Program provides gifted and talented students with a stimulating and challenging STEM learning environment, designed to cater to their academic and developmental needs.

Entrance to this selective program and the offer of scholarships is awarded based on performance in the academic test.

This test has been produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research and is used by over 100 Secondary schools across Australia and internationally.

Scholarships

Scholarship examinations for entry into Year 7 are part of the selection process. The STEM Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. The continuation of the scholarship will depend on the student’s positive conduct and academic progress. Scholarship recipients will be reviewed annually.

Students will be offered the following scholarships:

First Round Offers: 75% deduction of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Carey Baptist College.

Second Round Offers: 50% deduction of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Carey Baptist College.

Third Round Offers: 25% deduction of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Carey Baptist College.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 GATE STEM Program and Scholarships have now closed. An application form for the 2021 Program will be available in early 2020 for Year 7 2021. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for updates.

For information regarding the STEM Program, application or selection process, please contact:
Mrs Kathleen Lacey – Dean of Curriculum
(08) 9394 9116 | klacey@carey.wa.edu.au

Additional Information

  • Applications closed on Monday 24 June 2019 at 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Testing is held in Year 6 for entrance into the Program in Year 7. Parents will be notified by email on Friday 28 June 2019 if their child has been invited to sit the academic entrance test for entrance into the 2020 program.
  • This test has been produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research and is used by over 100 Secondary schools across Australia and internationally.
  • The test date is Saturday 27 July 2019 in Building J, Carey Baptist College, 51 Wright Rd Harrisdale. The test commences at 9am. Places will be offered on the basis of test scores and the documents attached to the application. If selected, your child will be offered a place at Carey Baptist College and a STEM scholarship, subject to an interview with the Principal. Please note that there is a payment of an enrolment fee of $500 at the acceptance of external enrolments.
  • Please note that all other costs, levies and charges outside of the Scholarship are the responsibility of the parents.
  • Students can apply for both the Music and STEM GATE Programs, but if successful will only be awarded one scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients will be reviewed annually.

Application Timeline – 2020 Program

Information Session
Wed 19 June 2019 – 7 to 8pm

Applications Close
Mon 24 June 2019 – 5pm

Invitation for Test Sent
Fri 28 June 2019

Academic Test Date
Sat 27 July 2019 – 9am

Places Offered
Week commencing Mon 12 August 2019

Other Carey GATE Programs

We also have a Music GATE Program available.

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