"Enrol your clever little cupcake at Alatus…"

** UPDATED ** 

On 28 September 2019, Alatus announced that we will be unable to open for the 2020 School Year.

The need for gifted children and their parents remains the same and we are grateful for all the support we have received from parents and educators.

Our journey will continue and we hope to share a further update in the New Year.

cupcakes with teal icing
green door

Eligibility Criteria

To apply to enrol your child at Alatus, your child must:

  • 1.  Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • 2.  Turn age 7, 8 or 9 in calendar year 2020^

  • 3.  Have a psychologist-administered, recognised IQ test* report that shows they are in the:
    > Top 5th percentile in one or more sub-scales (eg. Comprehension, Matrix Reasoning, etc.), and
    > Top 20th percentile in three or more other sub-scales.

  • 4.  Be able to read and write at (Victorian Curriculum) Level 2 or above, as evidenced by a teacher’s report, a NAPLAN test result or a skills-based assessment

^Depending on numbers, there is some chance that we may end up also accepting some children turning age 10 in the calendar year 2020 - please watch this space after Applications for Enrolments open. 

*Recognised IQ tests include:
> The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC-IV Australian) [ages 6 to 16 years, 11 months]
> The Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (WPPSI-III Australian) [ages 2 years, 6 months to 7 years, three months], and
> The Stanford-Binet.

Early in the enrolment process, together with the Application for Enrolment Form, parents will be asked to supply written evidence of all four of the above criteria - including the actual IQ test result. Accordingly, if prospective applicants do not already have this evidence, they should start assembling it now.

Also early in the enrolment process, a Parent Submission Form and a Learner Submission Form will be provided by Alatus and requested to be completed. Each form adds first-person evidence of the desire of the parent to enrol the child at Alatus, and the apptitude and suitability of the child to benefit from the Alatus Learning Approach™. The Learner Submission Form will be in-part creative and parents should consider talking with their child about this now such that they are prepared to complete it when the time comes for them to do so. Alatus estimates each of these forms will take 30-45 minutes to complete.

Parent Information Nights

Alatus remains committed to holding Parent Information Nights when more is known. We expect to provide an update on this in the New Year. Attendance will be optional, but encouraged.

Alatus planned timeline

planned timeline schematic

Alatus premises

We are presently looking for our initial premises in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Our learning space will:

  • > Be fun and welcoming

    > Be exciting and stimulating

  • > Be structured for purposeful learning

    > Have flexible areas to cater for different learning needs

  • > Inspire the pursuit of excellence and passions

Meanwhile, here is an artistic impression of how Alatus may look!

artistic impression of Alatus

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