Caroline Chisholm Catholic College is committed to inspiring and empowering every individual to be the best they are called to be.

Aspire is Caroline Chisholm Catholic College’s accelerated educational enrichment program for students in Years 7 – 9.

Aspire enables dedicated and high achieving students to be challenged, providing a pathway that meets their specific needs.

The program is designed for students who share a passion for and commitment to learning, have exceptional abilities across multiple disciplines and are highly motivated to reach their full potential.

Aspire promotes excellence and is delivered through a rigorous accelerated curriculum in a stimulating and personalised learning environment. Within an interdisciplinary context that poses real world problems, students explore and experience authentic and deep learning that challenges their thinking and broadens knowledge.

Aspire students can be working six to 12 months ahead of those who are not in the accelerated program, and are encouraged to go on to the VCE and university subjects ahead of schedule in their later years.

The Aspire program does not apply to most elective or non-core subjects.

Aspire students learn through:

  • Investigation, inquiry and higher-order thinking
  • Authentic tasks that involve real-world learning and problem solving
  • Links with international stakeholders and networking
  • Team teaching
  • Development of a folio of learning
  • Peer assessment
  • External competitions and experiences

Aspire is accessed by invitation on the basis of academic testing and an application process.

For more information about Aspire, please contact Ms Lauren Markovic, Gifted & Talented Education Coordinator at the College on 9296 5311 or email

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Key dates

  • 7/5 VCAL Placements

  • 11/5 Year 10 Exams

  • 25/5 Learner Mentor Meetings