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The Biretta Program

Why Biretta?

The Biretta Program provides academically talented students enrichment and experimental opportunities to reach their full potential. An accelerated curriculum in the field of Mathematics deepens Biretta students鈥 knowledge and exercises their structures of learning.

鈥楤iretta鈥 is an Italian term referring to a square cap with three ridges traditionally worn by Catholic clergy. The 鈥榖iretta鈥 is an ancestor of the modern mortarboard hat used today in universities. St John Bosco, the founder of the 桃色视频 Order, regularly wore a biretta. We have chosen 鈥楤iretta鈥 as the name for the Program to give contemporary expression to Don Bosco鈥檚 educational vision.

The Criteria

All families are encouraged to apply for the Year 7 Biretta Class intake. Selection will be based on performances in:

  • The ACER General Ability Test completed at the College at our recent Pre-Entry Test Day
  • Year 5 NAPLAN test results during September
The Research

The potential benefit of group enrichment for the highly academic learner is clear. Strong, consistent results support the idea that ability grouping promotes and enriches learning (Rogers, 2007).

The 桃色视频 Biretta Program recognises educational research and appropriately engages and promotes excellence in secondary school students. Achieving potential is made possible when studying a dynamic, relevant and changing curriculum in a supportive environment with peers of a similar ability.

References

Rogers. K.B, (2007) The Relationship of Grouping Practices to the Education of the Gifted and Talented Learner; Research Based Decision Making, University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, p.7

From students in the Biretta program

All of the activities I have been a part of here at the College have shaped me into the person I am today, and have taught me many key qualities for life. The incredible culture here at our school is unrivalled.

The potential benefit of group enrichment for the highly-academic learner is clear. Strong, consistent results support the idea that ability grouping promotes and enriches learning.

Pictured: Mark Linden, 2018 School Captain

 

Pictured: Ashley Curry 8B

 

From students in the Biretta program

All of my classes have been engaging, challenging and stimulating to the mind; I have really enjoyed the fast-moving environment. Best of all, I am in an environment that fosters curiosity and makes me want to keep learning.