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Year 7 2023 Transition – Aspire and CAPA Program information

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 a Gifted and Talented Extension Program (Aspire Program) and Creating and Performing Arts Enrichment Program (CAPA Program).

Students who reside in our local catchment area are eligible to apply for these programs. Follow the link below to find out more information about each program. 

Follow the links below to apply: 

You can download the Program guidelines here: 

Timeline of Aspire and CAPA Program Dates: Year 7 2023

28/29 March 2022: Transition Tour of Partner Primary Schools - Glendore, Maryland, Minmi, Plattsburg and Wallsend Public Schools

Monday 4 April 2022: ONLINE Applications close for Aspire and CAPA Programs

Friday 22 April 2022: EMAILS with more information regarding Aspire exam, Aspire interviews and CAPA auditions will be sent out by this date. 

Monday 23 May 2022: Aspire Program Exam (no supporting documents required) 

Monday 30/Tuesday 31 May 2022: Aspire Program Interviews held across two days. Each interview is around 10 minutes in length and students are to bring along a sample of work that reflects their skills/abilities. They will be be given the opportunity to discuss the skills/abilities utilised in composing the work samples.   

Friday 3 June 2022: 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. 

Friday 15 July 2022: 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.

Friday 22 July 2022: Last date for Aspire and CAPA Program acceptance or decline.