Think Bright

A Brief History

The Think Bright Program began with one Year 8 class in 2014 and now incorporates classes from Years 8 to 10.

Teachers are specially selected to teach in the program, undertake action research and are committed to implementing the best of current proven teaching and learning methodologies.

This is now a flagship program that models effective teaching and learning across the whole school curriculum.

Student Commitment

It is expected that all successful applicants in the Think Bright program will:

  • Intend to study up to SACE Stage 2 (Year 12)
  • Commit to graduate from the Think Bright program at the end of Year 10
  • Be an ambassador for the Think Bright program through commitment to the whole school curriculum and to school values
  • Participate in Think Bright extension activities such as the Academy Conference and the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day program

Selection Process

Students are accepted into the Think Bright Program by application and interview.

Application forms must be filled in by the student. They are due in May of each year and interviews are held shortly thereafter.

If shortlisted, students attend an interview. They must be prepared to discuss their leadership and problem­ solving skills, and how they have demonstrated initiative and an interest in rigorous learning. Evidence of these attributes should also be brought to the interview.

Interviews for Year 7 students will normally be held in May of the year before entry to Year 8 at Brighton Secondary School.

Applicants receive a letter indicating the outcome of their application towards the end of Term 2.


Sam Moyle
Coordinator Think Bright Program

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