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Sirius Academic Program
The Sirius Academic Program is designed to target students with high academic ability to develop their critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and independent learning skills. Identification is through an application process that is complemented by NAPLAN results, school reports and other standardised testing eg PAT R, PAT M. Students are in the Sirius Academic Class for their CORE subjects of English, Humanities, Maths and Science as well as our ACCESS wellbeing program.
Nebula STEM Program
The Nebula STEM Program is currently run as an extra-curricular activity across our Year 7 and Year 8 cohorts. Students with a love of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can apply for the program which uses applied interdisciplinary skills on real world applications. As per our Sirius Academic Program students are identified through an application process complemented by NAPLAN results especially in the Numeracy Strand and school results in Maths & Science. Past involvement in STEM programs through their primary school years is highly regarded but not compulsory.
At Redbank Plains State High School we offer three sport development programs in  Junior Secondary: Volleyball, Football and Rugby League. To be considered for inclusion in these programs student attend trial sessions and are chosen on their experience and ability. While students study the Australian Curriculum—HPE as do all Junior Secondary Students the aim of the sports development programs is to develop specialist skills in these particular sports while improving their fitness levels, playing techniques and game play. 
Our Performing Arts Faculty also offers students a variety of extra-curricular programs  including Instrumental Music, Dance Troupe and Drama Troupe. 
Instrumental Music
The Instrumental Music is an integral part of the Arts Department at Redbank Plains State High School. Instrumental Music students participate in one small group lesson per week on a rotating basis, which is in addition to their regular classroom studies. When musically ready, students become members of either the Junior or Senior Concert Band, both of which rehearse once a week. Depending on the instrument played, students may also be a member of the school’s Stage Band which performs jazz repertoire at many school and community events throughout the year.
Instrumental Music students are active participants in school and community life. They are provided with many opportunities throughout the year to showcase their talent and hard work, performing at events such as assemblies, ANZAC Day, Ipswich Festival, Brisbane Band Festival, Remembrance Day, Arts Showcase, Awards Evening and Year 12 Graduation.
The Instrumental Music program is open to all students in Years 7-12, regardless of whether they began instrumental music studies in primary school or not. Beginning and continuing students are catered for at Redbank Plains State High School.
Dance Extension 
Dance Extensions is an auditioned ensemble at Redbank Plains State High School and is open to students from Years 7-12. Depending on student interest in any given year, there may be one Dance Extension group or two – a Junior and a Senior group. Dance Extension perform a range of dance styles, from hip hop to contemporary and these dances are performed for both the school and the wider community. Dances may be choreographed by staff or students. Students are given the opportunity to perform at school assemblies, local primary schools, Arts Showcase, local eisteddfods, and Awards Evening.

Drama Extension
Drama Extension is open to students from Years 7 to 12 who wish to extend their dramatic abilities outside of their regular Drama class. The group is initially open to all students, however students may then be auditioned for a major production or play. Depending on student interest and numbers, Drama Extension may be one group or divided into a Junior and Senior group. Drama Extension students are given the opportunity to perform on school assemblies, for primary school students, at Arts Showcase and if performing a show, for the wider community of parents and friends.