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Programs of Excellence (POE), Academies and Enrichment Programs

Cavendish Road SHS offers a range of acclaimed academies and programs, in both the sporting and academic fields.

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  • Academy of Ideas (POE)

    Academy of Ideas (POE)

    The Academy of Ideas is the first of its kind and is grounded in research that demonstrates that teaching critical and creative thinking has a significant impact on student cognitive development and results.

  • Creative Arts Enrichment Program

    Creative Arts Enrichment Program

    The Creative Arts Program offers successful applicants opportunity to engage in enriched learning experiences and performance opportunities in the Arts.

  • Instrumental Music Excellence Academy (POE)

    Instrumental Music Excellence Academy (POE)

    Our excellence program promotes composition through performance, performance practice, use of music technology to create and record music, as well as additional skills developed in orchestral, small ensemble and solo performance.

  • Instrumental Music Program

    Instrumental Music Program

    The Instrumental Music Program aims to provide students with the opportunity to become musicians and experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band or orchestral instrument and to participate in performance ensembles.

  • Mathematics Academy

    Mathematics Academy

    Yr 7 students have the opportunity to solve practical activities designed to stretch thinking, encourage the ability to work effectively & develop problem solving strategies. In Yr 8-11 selected students are invited to be part of this program.

  • Science Academy

    Science Academy

    The excellence classes complete the Australian Curriculum requirements, as well as undertake extension topics.

  • Sporting Academy - Football (POE)

    Sporting Academy - Football (POE)

    The Football Academy aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their football ability to the ‘elite’ level. In order to do so we provide superior football coaching and targeted support for balancing academic, sporting and career goals.

  • Sporting Academy - Netball (POE)

    Sporting Academy - Netball (POE)

    At Cavendish Road State High School we can develop your netball skills and education simultaneously through our fully accredited Netball Centre of Excellence.

  • Sporting Academy - Touch Football (POE)

    Sporting Academy - Touch Football (POE)

    The Touch Football Academy aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their potential along the elite pathway of Touch Football whilst maintaining their performance in academic studies.