accelerate and deepen learning

CHES aims to challenge and support high-ability students by:

  • accelerating access to subjects in the senior secondary years
  • making Higher Education Studies accessible to students across Victoria
  • deepening learning through personalisation—including empowering students to independently explore and research topics of interest
  • expanding access to the benefits of VCE Extended Investigation and VCE Algorithmics to enable deeper learning and exploration of important topics and strengthen the capacity of students to solve complex problems.

The teaching and learning framework at CHES is based on the:

  • High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)
  • Victorian Teaching & Learning Model
  • Principles of hy-flex instruction and delivery
  • High Ability Teaching Toolkit
Through our programs, we provide opportunities for students to develop these important life-long capabilities:


  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Research


  • Academic writing
  • Information
  • Media
  • Technology

Life Skills

  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Productivity
  • Interpersonal skills

“High ability students are the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and innovators. Society as a whole will benefit from these students being given every opportunity to reach their full potential”

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Gifted and Talented Education.

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