Skyline E-News | September 2021 – Focus on Students

Newsletter - September 2021



We are delighted with record levels of engagement, with over 30 Schools nominating in excess of 220 resilient high-ability Year 10 Students for consideration to join the Skyline Community in 2022. One hundred and fourteen interviews have now concluded and the process of determining our Year 11 inductees is almost complete!

Leader in Residence – Education

This month, Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young as Leader in Residence – Education shares her thoughts on:

Recognising giftedness and challenging the stereotypes
Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Identifying and selecting students for the Skyline program is a sophisticated process as high ability, gifted and talented students display their talents in different ways.

Some are perfectionists, high achievers, and present confidently. Others might feel they are imposters or even deny their strengths. Socialisation and stereotypes, rather than innate characteristics, often lead to this situation. You can read the full article HERE.

Insights from the desk of Program Operations Coordinator Nancy Polykandritis

What have we learnt  from the Class of 2021? On January 13, 2020, fifty-two Year 11 Students attended their first Skyline Masterclass at Trinity College. The Residential as we like to call it gave these high ability Students an opportunity to stay on campus for three nights with a focus on learning more about themselves, learning about one another and discovering what it’s like to be a Skyliner.

Fast forward six lockdowns and over 150 days of remote learning, these same Students are preparing for their Year 12 exams.

The pandemic saw Skyline pivot to the successful delivery of an online version of the Program. Despite the fatigue from long school days of remote learning, we saw this group of Skyliners attend online Masterclasses during their school holidays and engage more than ever with one another and Skyline. You can read the full article HERE.

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