ARISE (High Potential Learners)

At Trinity College, our aim is to “create that spark” for High Potential Learners (HPL) through the Arise structure, motivating students to engage in their learning with enthusiasm, ignite passion for learning and build self-efficacy. Trinity College acknowledges that High Potential Learners (HPL) have the capacity for higher-level learning and require a more challenging academic curriculum.

Trinity’s Arise vision is to encourage students towards stewardship of their gifts and talents. Our mission is that High Potential Learners will develop their abilities to find joy in their gifts and use their abilities purposefully in the community, collaborating in the cultivation of a respectful, engaging and creative learning environment.

Primary School

Shine:    Caters for students in Prep to Year 6 who display high potential. Teachers provide extension on units of work. Shine focuses on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) , problem solving and measurable outcomes.


Ignite: Focuses on teacher selected students in Prep – Year 6 who display a high proficiency in a particular subject. Teachers provide greater rigour, complexity and depth, embracing higher cognitive thinkin



Secondary School

Aspire: Aspire focuses on High Potential Learners (HPL) in Years 7 – 10. Teachers provide extension work to HPL in a particular subject by focusing on higher cognitive thinking and increased outcomes. Aspire provides students a higher success criteria and measurable outcomes.


Magnify: Focuses on teacher identified students in Years 7 – 10 who display a high proficiency in a particular subject. Teachers provide greater rigour, complexity and depth, embracing higher cognitive thinking. Magnify provides students more challenging success criteria and measurable outcomes.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”

Isaiah 60


High Potential Learners (HPL) are identified through a range of current data, including but not limited to standardised assessment and insights gained through interviews.

Goal Setting

Identified students are motivated through personal goal setting initiatives and exploring opportunities to foster an environment to lead for brilliance.


Students are extended academically via differentiated learning practices in classes through a variety of learning activities aimed at deepening and widening the year-level curriculum. This includes planning, pre-assessment, groupings and tiered activities to reach specific outcomes.


Mentoring and Monitoring

Student outcomes are monitored throughout the year. The mentoring program involves inspiring students to engage in their learning with passion and purpose. They are mentored to be life-long learners, self-starters and to reach their full potential.

External Opportunities

External opportunities include, but are not limited to, competitions such as AMT Math, ICAS and Opti-minds.