At Kingsway Christian College every endeavour is made to extend our gifted and talented students through differentiation in the classroom and extension programmes both within class activities and after hours through extra tuition.
 

From 2018, we have an Enrichment teacher who will work alongside and support teachers in Primary K-6 with the development and implementation of curriculum, education programmes and practices incorporating differentiation strategies and appropriate interventions using research and knowledge to maximise gifted and talented students’ educational experience. A broad range of extension and enrichment experiences are provided to meet the needs of academically able students through individual, small group, in-class or club settings.

The Year 3 - 6 students are continuing to complete open-ended challenges in an after school club while the Early Learning students will be part of a pull out group and are challenged through problem–solving and open-ended learning using STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics).  Through challenging students to think outside the box, using their creativity, we hope to complete our projects and accomplish a variety of goals. Some of these include the acquisition of important life skills such as working in a team, vital social skills and furthering their love for learning. Upper Primary students also have the opportunity to take part in an after school Maths Extension club. Our aim in the additional programmes is to enhance the development of a range of literacy, numeracy and critical and higher order thinking skills.

Prize winners

In the Secondary school Maths, Science and English are streamed so that students are placed in the appropriate class, with the extension class covering course material well above their peers.

Extension in English includes a ‘Book in a Day’ event at which students plan, devise, write, illustrate and bind an entire narrative over a twelve hour period.  In 2015 our Year 11 team won the National award for Best Book and in 2016 the same group of students won the award for Best Illustrations and came third overall in the State.This success was continued in 2017 when our Middle School group were Highly Commended (Runners Up) for Best Book.

In 2018, selected students participated in the National Chemistry Quiz and ten scored distinction and above with another ten students receiving awards of High Distinction Excellence (within the top 10% of the State).

Our students also participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition and in 2018 five students were awarded a High Distinction for scoring in the top 3-5% of all WA students for their age group.  A further 45 students scored in the top 20-25% of all WA students and were awarded a Distinction.

In 2018, four of our Year 12 students attained ATAR scores of 99 and over and another five achieved scores of over 97.

Free tuition is offered in the Secondary school in the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and HASS  (Humanities and Social Sciences) before and/or after school. Science and HASS subjects are taught by a different specialist teacher each term: e.g. Chemistry; Physics; History; Geography.
Year 7-9 students take exams in Term 4 based on that semester’s work, whereas Year 10-12 students take exams in both semesters. The top twenty Year 12 students each year form the Principal’s Group which meets once per term for mentoring. Students are also assisted with stress management techniques and given help with applying for university scholarships.