Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series
The Department will also be organising opportunities for students across all year levels to take part in activities through the new Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.
The series will include incursions and excursions across all areas of the curriculum, including science, languages and the arts.
Students in Years 5 to 8 will have access to the Victorian High-Ability Program, a 10-week virtual extension program delivered by Virtual School Victoria. The first intake of students will be in Term 3, 2020, with a focus on English and mathematics. The Department will centrally manage the selection of students for this program. After completing the program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a face-to-face masterclass with other high-ability students from schools in their local area.
High-ability students from Prep to Year 12 will benefit from the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series. From Term 3, 2020, schools will be able to nominate students to take part in activities from the series according to their abilities and interests. The series of excursions and incursions will include activities across all areas of the curriculum and will be delivered face-to-face and virtually by Tech Schools, partner organisations and universities.
Earth Ed is offering a range of programs in support of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES), which is a key initiative of Victoria’s Student Excellence Program. The programs will commence in Term 3, 2020 and will continue until at least then end of 2022. All VCES programs are FREE for Victorian Government students.