Extension Program

At AGPS, we know first-hand that all students are not the same, so a “one size fits all” approach to education is certainly not our style.

Our team is passionate about enabling our students to thrive and reach their full potential.  We have several developmental programs to assist students who may require additional assistance, such as Reading Recovery and PALS – Providing Additional Literacy Support.  We have many Educational Support Staff who provide individual personalised programs for students.

Aspendale Gardens also caters for talented, bright & gifted children across several arenas including, participation in the



UNSWthe UNSW tests,


university of canberraand the Maths Challenge from the University of Canberra. 


We run weekly accelerated Maths classes across all year levels for students who are above and beyond the expected level.

Reading levels are monitored in the junior grades and extension books are provided for students who are capable of tackling more challenging literature.  In addition, we always take advantage of new opportunities that arise such as special invitations to our local secondary schools and the John Monash Maths Science School.

We have an annual Science Fair where all students are encouraged to present science experiments.  This is a combined school and family activity that provides a wonderful platform for any budding scientists to shine!