Excellence programs



Wherever your special abilities and talents lie, Coombabah’s ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​iGniTExcellence Programs are the perfect platform for your journey to success.

Our expert teachers partner with universities and business, industry and community leaders, providing you with a high calibre excellence program to develop and showcase your uniqueness. Our ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​iGniTe​  programs provide you with a competitive edge and will greatly assist you in making a seamless transition to the senior phase of learning and life beyond school.

At Coombabah we value productive partnerships between staff, students and families. You will be mentored by expert teachers and peers, ensuring your learning is personalised and highly effective. The team of dedicated teachers who coordinate and ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​iGniTe​ courses are readily accessible to support you. 



Academic Excellence

Are you an all-round student who excels in Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities (or a combination of these subjects)? In this program emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge, the development of higher order thinking skills and the formation of effective work habits. This will contribute to success in your senior studies, tertiary education and beyond.

Visual Arts

A unique course for aspiring or talented artists. In conjunction with a streamed class, our expert teachers partner with local artists to develop your abilities across a range of visual arts dimensions. You will create a folio of work that demonstrates your skill level. The folio can be used when applying for employment and/or tertiary courses. Your work will be exhibited in public displays. This course runs from Year 9.

Performing Arts

If you are talented across the dimensions of dancing, singing and acting, this program is for you. In association with a streamed class, you will attend a series of workshops that develop your abilities in each of these areas. You will have the opportunity to showcase your talent in an end-of-year production, which will be filmed and can be incorporated into your experience portfolio.

Sport and Exercise Science

Students who have a passion for sport, physical activity and science should apply for this program. The program will create pathways to careers in sport, recreation, health and exercise sciences and physical education. The curriculum is complemented by targeted workshop, camps and excursions to assist you to maximise your performance and to appreciate the breadth of career options available.

What to expect from your ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​iGniTe​ Program​​

  • Expert teachers and valued community and industry partners facilitating your learning.

  • Opportunities for work experience, work placement and pre-tertiary courses.

  • Excellence classes placing you with like-minded or skilled students.

  • Individualised educational and career planning, support and mentoring from teachers and peers.

  • Access to scholarships.

  • A homework hub provides you with a venue to collaborate or a quiet place to study.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​iGniTe ​extra-curricular activities

A range of extra-curricular activities are available to all students. These are:

  • Cheerleading

  • Chess Club

  • Debating

  • Glee Club

  • Instrumental Music

  • Leadership

  • Robotics

  • Writer’s Chapter


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Last reviewed 11 March 2022
Last updated 11 March 2022