Emma Reiger – Gifted and Talented Coordinator
At Cornerstone, we strive to build a culture of challenge and excellence whilst fostering a spirit of curiosity in our students.
One unique way we do this is through our students requiring extension through challenge (STRETCH) program.
STRETCH is a program which allows our gifted and talented students to connect with each other across a range of year levels.
Every day, students can engage with carefully curated educational resources from around the world; learn about the latest scientific discoveries; consider ethical dilemmas in our modern society; and explore topics of interest across an incredibly wide range of subjects.
Through engaging with this program students also develop strong friendships with like minded students, encouraging intellectual, social and emotional growth.
For example, during Term 1 students have explored amazing careers in the field of mathematics; pathways to computer science careers; and how batteries work.
They also listened to educational STEM podcasts and so much more.
STRETCH is a program that allows a highly individualised approach to learning.
Students are extended and enriched across a range of disciplines, and are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions, sharing these with their peers.
Extension modules are available to any student of the College who wishes to access them.
STRETCH is just one way we encourage students at Cornerstone to be visible and successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens of the world.
We would love to invite you to explore just a small sample of the resources that have been shared with our STRETCH students at STRETCH at Cornerstone website.
We encourage all students engaged with STRETCH to check in every few days to see the constant flow of new material.
Please don’t hesitate to make contact with the College if you would like more information about any aspect of STRETCH.