LEAP warrandyte high
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The Warrandyte High School Learning Excellence Academic/Accelerated Program (LEAP)

A Year 7-9 program catering for high achieving and high ability students.

Features of a highly able student:

  • Does your child enjoy asking questions and is curious?
  • Is your child high performing in Maths and / or English?
  • Would your child love to be in a class with like-minded peers where it is cool to ask questions?
  • Would your child love to be in a class where it is cool to explore topics in greater depth?
  • Does your child have a sense of social justice?
  • Does your child love to read?

If any of the above questions apply to your child, then the WHS LEAP (Learning Excellence Academic/Accelerated Program) may be just the ticket.


The WHS LEAP (Learning Excellence Academic/Accelerated Program) is a 3 year program (Year 7-9) whereby students are extended and challenged academically in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities.  Less repetition features in these classes, the regular curriculum is able to be covered more rapidly allowing time for students to be really challenged and extended.

Students also participate in a range of other learning areas including the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology, Sport and LOTE (Italian)

A little about the Head of the WHS Learning Excellence Academic/Accelerated (LEAP) Program:

Having taught High Ability Programs in 3 different schools, in the areas of English and Mathematics, both in Australia and overseas, and having been the Head of the Select Entry Excellence Program at a former school prior to heading the Learning Excellence Academic (LEAP) Program at WHS, I have experienced first-hand just how rewarding and exciting it is for high ability like-minded students to be in a learning environment where it is completely okay to throw yourself into all of the learning activities.

In a learning environment with like-minded, highly motivated peers, students soon learn it is cool to raise your hand and participate in all class discussions and to ask questions.

J. Caruana, Assistant Principal


Entry into the WHS Learning Excellence Academic/Accelerated Program (LEAP) is by application only. This is a select entry program and all Grade 6 applicants will be required to attend our testing morning on Saturday May 29, 2021.

Only students who are currently in Year 6 and will select Warrandyte High School as their first preference are eligible to apply for this program.

Students currently in Grade 6 need to complete an assessment conducted by Edutest on Saturday 29 May 2021. The testing will commence at 9am and will conclude at 12noon. There will be a break for morning tea, hence students are invited to bring along something for morning tea.

To register your child for testing and consideration, please follow the link:


Please note the LEAP (Learning Excellence Academic/Acceleration Program) testing date for the Year 7 2022 LEAP Program is Saturday May 29, 2021. All registrations for the program will close on Friday 21 May, 2021.

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