IGNITE Program for Gifted Children

Glenunga International High School provides a range of accelerated learning options for students. Students are selected for entry into the IGNITE Program through an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) assessment which is held once per year in February. Each year Glenunga accepts approximately 100 students through this process, based on student performance. The assessment is open to students in Year 6 and 7 in 2021.

Assessment Registration Details


*Please note: that students are only permitted to sit the Ignite Test once*

Year 6 Students at the time of assesment are eligible to sit.

Students who reside and attend country or interstate primary schools can apply to sit for the assessment at their local primary school, but requires approval from the Primary School Principal. In addition, a teacher from the primary school must be prepared to accept responsibility for supervision of this test.  It is always our preference that the interested student attend Glenunga for the assessment if possible.

Please note: Year 7 students are not eligible to sit this assessment.

Testing for entry in 2022 has closed.
Testing for entry in 2023

Applications for entry into 2023 Yr 7 Ignite Program

Applications Open: November 2021

Applicaitons Close: Early Feb 2022

Registration Fee: TBC ($130 in 2021)

Examination Date: TBC (Mid Feb 2022)

Application: Submit via School Website (Opens November 2021)

Testing Venue: GIHS



The 3 Ignite Schools (Glenunga International High School, The Heights, and Aberfoyle Park High School) are currently working with ACER to determine how testing will be administered for both year levels.  Once this information has been confirmed it will be released on our website.

The assessment consists of four parts: Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Mathematical Reasoning, and Abstract Reasoning.

For more information about the IGNITE Program, please see our IGNITE page