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Year 6 Transition to Year 7 - Aspire and CAPA Programs

Callaghan College was established to provide new horizons and new opportunities for our students. In this spirit, Callaghan College Wallsend Campus (CCWC) aims to build upon its programs for talented students by offering enrolment in High Potential and Gifted Education programs.

Follow the links below to find out more about our Aspire (Academic) and CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) programs 

Aspire Program: Academic

CAPA Program: Creative and Performing Arts 


Timeline of Aspire and CAPA Program Dates: Year 7 2025

Monday 25 March 2024: ONLINE Applications open for 2025 Aspire and CAPA Programs. Aspire Program applicants are required to complete a Learning Portfolio - details of which will be available to download from our website (or collect from our Administration Office)

Monday 27 May 2024: ONLINE Applications close for 2025 Aspire and CAPA Programs

Friday 31 May 2024: EMAILS with more information regarding the Aspire exam and CAPA auditions will be sent out by this date. 

Wednesday 5 June 2024: CAPA Auditions - small group auditions around 15 minutes in length. Students will do a small group activity and be given the opportunity to present a short piece in their application area. 

Thursday 13 June 2024: Aspire Program Exam (no supporting documents required). Students will be given details of their individual interview

Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 August 2024: Aspire Program Interviews. Each interview is around 15 minutes in length and students are to bring along their completed Learning Portfolio that reflects their skills/abilities. They will be be given the opportunity to discuss the skills/abilities utilised in completing the portfolio.   

Wednesday 11 September 2024: Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by mail. Where the number of short-listed students exceeds the number of places available, a reserve list will be established. No further information about the reserve list will be available following initial notification by post.

Wednesday 25 September 2024: Last date for Aspire and CAPA Program acceptance or decline. 

Wednesday 4 December 2024: Aspire and CAPA Program Challenge Day. Incoming students for these programs will join current Year 7 and 8 students who are already in the program for a day of activities and challenges.