Select Entry Programs


The Sport Pathway Program is a specialist sport program which is designed for capable athletes from all sporting interests. The Sport Pathway Program is a full-time, integrated, academic program which allows students to develop their athletic ability while concurrently receiving a high-quality secondary education.

The SPP exposes students to a variety of educational and practical experiences which aims to shape their future pathways in the sporting field. The program also contains a competitive physical activity environment to develop teamwork and leadership skills as well as physical skills and the training of sport specific fitness components. Within the program there will be theoretical units on sports nutrition, injury prevention and sporting pathways. The Sports Pathway Program provides students with a pathway into either VCE PE or VET Sport and Recreation.


The STEM program is a great opportunity for students to extend themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s.  Students selected for this program will work with peers to complete technology and engineering inquiry tasks.

There are also opportunities to participate in competitions, workshops and seminars that are facilitated by Melbourne University, Monash University, Northern Hospital, Leap Foundation and other leading organisations. Our school’s STEM program is affiliated with the CSIRO and the scientists in school partnership. This partnership allows a range of professionals from the science industry to mentor our STEM students. The STEM Program provides students with the pathway into either VCE or VCE-VM.

CESC is also partnered with Casey Tech School. This partnership serves as an additional resource that quickly upskills future STEM professionals with industry-based problem-solving skills, enterprise skills and access to equipment that is normally not accessible within schools.

Additionally, STEM at CESC engages with “The Spaghetti Machine” competition run by The University of Melbourne. This provides students with further experience in developing and applying their understanding of the Design and Critical Thinking process, whilst furthering their scientific and mathematical understanding. This competition also fosters positive teamwork, communication, and leadership skills to enable our students to become leaders within the future.

SPP and STEM Selection Process

The Year 10 Select Entry Program is designed to present students with additional opportunities for their education at CESC. Selection for the programs is based on:

  • Academic data – NAPLAN results, pre and post-tests, selection tests
  • Attendance data
  • Evidence of appropriate learning behaviours
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Sports Coach recommendation (SSP)
  • Interview

Students will be identified via the below selection criteria.

Program Academic Criteria Learning Behaviours Criteria


(Science Technologies Engineering & Maths)

  • Year 9 NAPLAN Mathematics results
  • Report data
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Consistently applies self to class tasks
  • Consistently applies self to home study tasks
  • Can develop appropriate relationships with others
  • Can work autonomously and within a team
  • Is proactive about their educational needs
  • Takes responsibility for their own learning and learning behaviours


Sports Pathway Program

  • NAPLAN results
  • Report Data
  • Recommendation letter from a sporting coach
  • Letter explaining why you want to be in the Sports Pathway Program (half page)
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