High Ability Programs

At Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School we look for projects, programs and competitions that support our students interests and curiosity.  We encourage students to try new things and share their passions for learning through extra-curricular activities, challenges and tasks.

Some of the competitions / programs we have competed in are: –

In 2024, 5 of our Year 6 students entered the Formula 1 Grand Prix Hydrobot Rumble Challenge.  They worked hard for 4 months learning how to design a Hydrogen fuelled autonomous vehicle and then share their design idea along with all the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics involved in their work.  Our students were selected as 1 or the 3 finalists for Victoria and presented the project to a panel of Judges at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.  They were exceptional in their presentation, and they won the competition for the state. 

Here are some photos of their amazing achievement.


Science Talent Search – Year 1/2 Scientific Picture Story Book project – 7 out of the 8 teams received a Merit Certificate for their entries and 1 team received a DISTINCTION award for their Picture Story book.  What a fantastic effort from our Year 1/2 students. 

Tournament of the Minds – Year 3/4 STEM challenge – Birds of TOMadise   

Maths Olympiad – Year 3 to 6 – 4 Maths problem solving and creative thinking challenges per year as well as weekly training sessions with Mrs Young.  We had 3 students within the teams be acknowledged in the top 10% of entries for this competition.  Well done to everyone who participated. 

Robocup – Year 5/6 – competition teams in Riley Rover Rescue and On-Stage Performance using our Lego Spike Prime Robots.  – in 2023 our On-Stage Performers were placed 2nd in the competition and were invited to compete at the Victorian State competition. 

Our Poly Girls Team went on to win the State Competition and will now attempt to compete in the national competition in Term 4 at MSAC – Albert Park. 


Lego Club Lunchtimes – Foundation to Year 6 – have a lego lunch time with Mrs Young on Friday in the STEM room.