2023 ACE, Sports Development Program and Bursary Applications

​​Entry into the ACE program is selective. Students wanting to apply for a place in the 2023 ACE Program need to complete an online application and submit it by 4pm Friday 24 June 2022. For further information contact the school on 41 333 888 or

Mr Andrew Millis (Deputy Principal)

Mr. Kev Gray​ (HOD Junior Engagement)

Applications open Monday 30 May 2022 at 4pm

Applications close Friday 24 June 2022 at 3:3​​0pm

Successful applicants will be notified by mail posted end Week 2, Term 3.

Apply here -​ ACE - Online Application Portal

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Academic Challenge & Excellence

The Academic Challenge and Excellence (ACE) program challenges and extends high achieving students.

The ACE program is exclusive to Kepnock State High School and provides opportunities for highly motivated students to excel in their learning. Kepnock has created a program that delivers focused assessment and learning experiences that support the unique learning needs of talented students. Teachers who have proven success in supporting high achieving students, facilitate the programs in English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science.

Kepnock High believes that students who are focused on academic success have needs that are just as significant as any other learning group. By fostering the talents of these learners and all of our students, we create our community's next leaders and entrepreneurs. 

While focusing on challenging students in the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science, ACE students also study all other Key Learning Areas (KLAs) offered at the school including Languages (German or Japanese), HPE, The Arts and Technologies.

Kepnock's ACE Program operates in close partnership with the Coral Coast Cluster primary feeder schools to identify and support the learning needs of high achieving students in reaching their considerable potential. 

Sports Development Program​

​The Sports Development Program (SDP) is a challenge HPE program that exposes students to fitness programs, nutrition, coaching techniques, sports science, sports psychology and a range of sporting skills.  Sports may include, but are not restricted to swimming, athletics, basketball, touch and soccer.  Students are challenged through various experiences in these sports and other activities in pursuit of sporting excellence in a supportive environment.​

Bursary Applications

Year 6 students who have demonstrated talents in academic, cultural or sporting pursuits are invited to apply for one of four bursaries sponsored by the Kepnock P&C Association. Successful applicants receive financial support for Years 7 and 8 (conditions apply).​

Bursary winners will demonstrate exceptional ability in one of the following three categories:

  • Sporting - Demonstrated high standards in School sports, team sports, athletics, swimming, club or individual pursuits
  • Academic - Achieved excellent grades across all subject areas as well as high results in external competitions (e.g. Mathematics, Science and English)
  • Cultural - Demonstrated high standards in an artistic endeavor or across many cultural fields (e.g. Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Debating and Public Speaking) 

Students are required to submit an application that highlights their talents in one or more of the above fields. All applications are reviewed and shortlisted for a final decision. It is an expectation that all bursary winners will maintain consistently high levels of achievement in their academic and extra-curricular pursuits.  They will also be expected to demonstrate the school values to a high standard at all times.

Students wanting to apply for a Bursary need to complete an online application and submit it by 4 pm Friday 24 June 2022.

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Last reviewed 30 May 2022
Last updated 30 May 2022