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Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

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Peninsula Engagement Program

The Peninsula Engagement Program is being relaunched in 2022. 

The Peninsula Engagement Program (PEP) is an enrichment, extension and transition program for high potential and gifted students. PEP has been designed in response to demand for programs which cater for the many high ability primary students on the Balmain peninsula.

High potential and gifted students in Years 4, 5 and 6 from Balmain partner primary schools are identified and invited to attend one of six elective areas. Staff have experience and expertise in catering for the needs of gifted students.

To register for the Peninsula Engagement Program please click the link to fill in the Registration form.

Parents will need to organise drop off and pick up at Balmain Campus.


PEP courses on offer for 2022 are:

Talented Athlete Program Introduction

3:30-4:30pm, Mondays - 10/10/22, 17/10/22, 24/10/22, 31/10/22, 7/9/22.

School Hall

Students experience the vast resources we have for talented athletes through physical activities and testing in order to prepare for TAP applications in Year 6

Science is Fun

3:30-5:00pm, Wednesdays - 12/10/22, 19/10/22, 26/10/22, 2/11/22, 9/11/22

GJ02 Science Lab

Students work in groups on an area of Science that they are interested in. In the last session they present their work to the rest of the groups. During the sessions scientific demonstrations, fun activities and challenges will also be included.

Student Leadership

3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays - 12/10/22, 19/10/22, 26/10/22, 2/11/22, 9/11/22

Staff Common Room

What does it take to be a great leader? Identifying and developing leadership skills in public speaking and teamwork through reflection on their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.

Girls STEM Club

3:30-5pm, Thursdays - 20/10/22, 27/10/22, 3/11/22, 10/11/22.


Girls participate in the Balmain Campus Girls STEM Club activities.

There are different activities each week. Examples might include: 3D printing, robotics, Engineering STEM challenges, Rockets, Makey Makeys and Adafruit Playground Express activities.

Art Klub

3:30-4:30pm, Thursdays - 13/10/22, 20/10/22, 27/10/22, 3/11/22, 10/11/22.

1D02 Art Room

Visual Arts course including ceramic plaque design, mask making and Cubist still life drawing/painting.

Creative Writing

3:30-4:30pm, Thursdays  - 13/10/22, 20/10/22, 27/10/22, 3/11/22, 10/11/22.


Learn to write with intention. Creative writing is one of the greatest skills you can have, creating whole new worlds, new characters and letting your imagination run wild. In five lessons, you will be taken through the fundamental skills that all aspiring writers need; world building, characterisation, figurative language, real world dialogue and plotting an effective narrative. Stepping through genres such as fantasy, science fiction, horror and crime your confidence with the written word will only become stronger.