• Wednesday 12th January to Friday 14th July. Sessions run from 9am - 3.30pm.

  • Listed below are the selection criteria for any student wishing to attend the GERRIC Student Programs. It is the responsibility of the parent and/or caregiver to read the below and make sure that the student meets the criteria.

    Qualifying selection criteria for the Junior Scientia or Scientia Challenge program (at least ONE of the following):

    • Scored at or above the 95th percentile (I.Q. 125+) on an individual or group I.Q. test; or scored at or above the 95th percentile on a subscale (such as verbal or performance) of an individual I.Q. test.
    • Scored at or above the 95th percentile on a standardised test of achievement in any academic subject area.
    • Scored within the top band on the NAPLAN in any subject area.
    • Gained placement in a full time, self-contained class for academically gifted students (such as Opportunity Classes in NSW Schools).
    • Obtained an academic scholarship of some description.
    • Gained a Distinction or High Distinction in the Australian Schools Science or English Competitions, the Australian Primary Mathematics Competition, or the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) tests (any subject).
    • A letter from the school confirming that the student's academic potential in any/all subject areas is within the top 5 per cent of the student population.

    In addition, all students are expected to be able to behave in a manner that respects the safety and learning needs of others.

  • Those applying for a scholarship or advanced placement must submit proof of meeting the selection criteria. Other applicants do not have to formally submit or supply copies or proof of the selection criteria; however, you must be able to supply proof to GERRIC upon request.

  • Program fees are $345 per student. This price covers the whole three days of the program and is inclusive of GST.

  • Payment can only be made by credit card using our online payment system (Eventbrite), which will only occur during the registration process. Please have your payment ready for 29 November 2021. 

  • Each workshop will run for the full three days and content is cumulative. Each student is only placed in ONE workshop per season (January or July), which lasts for the whole three days.

  • A refund for withdrawal (less a $50 administration fee) is available if notification is received in writing either by mail or email 14 days before the start date. No refunds will be given after 14 days before the start date.

  • Most families opt for the higher level when a student's year at school falls on the cusp between one or more of our designations. For example, a student who will start Year 3 the following February is eligible to apply for the Year 3-4 workshops, and a student who will start Year 5 the following February is eligible to apply for the Year 5-6 workshops. 

    However, if the topic of a workshop in the lower bracket is particularly appealing to a student, or if a parent believes that level to be more socially appropriate for their child, they may apply for a workshop at that level. For example, a student who has just finished Year 4 may apply for a Year 3-4 workshop if desired.

  • All GERRIC staff, both teaching and non-teaching, have Working with Children Checks.
    Students will be required to complete a Safe use of technology form with their application to ensure inappropriate behaviour does not occur. 

  • All programs take place from 9am to 3.30pm online. You will be sent an email to register onto the Open Learning Online platform.

  • You can contact us with any additional questions on: 

    E: gerric@unsw.edu.au