Academy students study an academically challenging and internationally benchmarked curriculum which requires them to adopt new approaches to learning. With this in mind, Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) has implemented the INSTEP Mentor Programme to ensure that all students achieve their potential through keeping them aligned with the range of strategies and behaviours critical to success. Our INSTEP Programme involves each student being assigned a success development mentor known as the INSTEP Mentor. The INSTEP Mentor will generally remain with the student throughout his or her Academy Journey and in turn becomes a key figure in each student's academic life.

## Each InStep Mentor will:

- meet with their INSTEP group on a regular basis
- mentor the group to develop appropriate study and learning skills
- monitor the academic progress and well-being of each of their students
- liaise with parents
- meet with each student one-to-one on a regular basis to discuss their academic progress and assist students in focussing their goals
- help support students from other year levels.

## House system

QASMT students are allocated into six houses: Agnesi, Curie, Da Vinci, Franklin, Hawking and Newton. In keeping with our focus on Science Mathematics and Technology, each House is named after a famous scientist or mathematician and led by a House Dean. The House Dean, together with the INSTEP Mentor, focus on the well being of their students within the house.