Entersoar - Pre-secondary - Years 5 and 6

Emerald Secondary College - One Day School

New light technology has revealed graffiti thought to have been drawn by a young Isaac Newton on the walls of his home – reflecting on a windmill.

In February 2016 the media was alive with stories that excited the imaginations and minds of countless people all over the globe. One of the world’s most celebrated thinkers, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. This theory described how gravity warps and distorts space-time. When Albert Einstein was alive he believed that no one would be able to prove his theory that gravitational waves existed.

Einstein didn’t doubt there were other great minds thinking about his theory or posing their own ideas; he had not conceptualised the speed of technological change that would enable us to prove our thinking. A century later, great thinkers used the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Detectors to identify the existence of gravitational waves and prove the theory of Albert Einstein. 

As Entersoars (members of our community of gifted thinkers) detection is now up to you. Turning your thoughts to the past and to the future, perhaps even at the same time, may lead you to immerse yourself in the original thoughts of others, exploring, analysing, inventing, reinventing, challenging, questioning and sharing your discoveries with other like minds. You can choose to do this through your love of literacy, film, fantasy, reading, philosophy, writing, science fiction, or even through mathematical thought. The choice will be yours. As an Entersoar building skills as a researcher is part of your journey. This is your chance to contemplate your own original thought and to make predictions as to the time it will take the great thinkers of our future to validate the accuracy of your thoughts; you never know that great thinker of the future to prove your original thought might even be you! 

Parents please note:

  • A maximum of 15 students will attend the course at one time.

  • To join this community it is recommended that you have your school’s support to attend as your child will be absent from school one day a week for eight weeks.

  • Please contact us if you need advice in garnering the support of your school.

  • It is recommended that the students attending this course have advanced skills in either literacy or mathematics.

  • Original thoughts will be encouraged across all domains including literacy, mathematics, science and technology. 

  • Please make sure your child has a device to access the internet.

  • The research skills taught will be aligned to the Australian Curriculum from Year 8 and above. Learning will be scaffolded depending on each individual student’s needs to meet these curriculum outcomes.

     

Details

Duration

Our new Pre-secondary Entersoar course starts on Thursday 1st March 2018 with attendance of one school day a week during a school term for four weeks. Sessions are subject to a minimum class size. PLEASE NOTE: Teaching time will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 3.00pm.

Your child will spend close to 25 hours during the term working in an educational environment specialising in meeting the needs of a gifted learner. That's less than $20 per hour.

  

Per Home

$450

Important Notes

Playfully toying with colourful imaginary thoughts, discovering the past; dreaming of the future; imagining the impossible – adventures of a mind capturing the essence of an idea awaiting its moment of life. Original thought can capture the imagination of many and can even exist in our minds as truth; these thoughts may even be accepted by millions of people from around our world. Proving our original thought is not always possible. Many great minds throughout history have dared to share their original thoughts, and more than a hundred years would pass, before new generations of thinkers, would find evidence to prove the thoughts of the great minds of history.

‘What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.’
Henry David Thoreau

It is recommended that the students attending this course have advanced skills in either literacy or mathematics. Students in Primary School Years 5 and 6 or home-schooled students are eligible to attend.

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