Box Hill High School’s GAPP program has had a strong start to the year with two major events. We have had some of our year 9 students attend a TAASS ‘Exploration day’ at Melbourne University and our successful Term 1 parent support evening on Wednesday 14th March.
TAASS Exploration Day at Melbourne University
Box Hill High School has been a member of The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS) since its inception. This is a community of schools who all value Gifted Education highly and collaborate to provide a high quality Gifted Education program.
At the start of each year TAASS runs an ‘Exploration day’ where selected Year 9 students from TAASS schools are given the chance to experience the University of Melbourne’s vibrant Parkville campus, and to experience some of the opportunities available to the University’s students.
The four students who attended the day this year were Kate Pengelly, Katherine Nowacki, Ingrid Sugar and Jasmine Taylor. These girls were involved in a Doctors Without Borders workshop, a tour of the campus and a science lecture. They were also given time to meet and collaborate with other SEAL students from Victoria.
BHHS GAPP Parent Support Evening
Every year Box Hill High hosts a number of support meeting for parents of students in our GAPP program. This year’s term 1 evening was held on Wednesday 14th March in the Satern building.
The night consisted of an address from the principal Losh Pillay, as well as information presented on the school’s unique academic programs and Gifted traits in our GAPP students. Parents were also given the opportunity to spend time with other parents of GAPP students.
The meeting went successfully with a good turnout of parents and excellent discussion from everyone there. Thank you to Losh Pillay (Principal) and Kellie Ind (Assistant Principal) for presenting.
The next GAPP parent support evening will be held on Thursday 31st May, from 6:30-8:00pm
Ms Jess Goodwin