Gifted and Talented Programme

Every endeavour at the College is made to extend our gifted and talented students through differentiation in the classroom and extension programmes both within the classroom and after hours through additional tuition. In the Primary years, an Enrichment teacher works alongside teachers in Kindergarten to Year 6 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. In 2021 a Primary team were the State winners of the Creative Edge Thinking Science and Engineering Challenge. Creative Edge is a problem-solving competition involving schools from all over the country. In the Secondary years, 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. Free tuition is offered in the Secondary years in the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) before and/or after school. Each year the top 20 Year 12 students form the Principal’s Group, which meets once per term for mentoring. In 2020 we started a Secondary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) elective and 23 students in Year 7 were in the launch group. In 2021 the programme includes both Year 7s and Year 8s . It provides the students with hands-on learning experiences that will help them to learn about the world around them. In March 2021 four of our Year 8 STEAM girls were the winning team out of eight schools at the Synergy Solar Challenge Grand Final held at Bob Hawke College. In March 2023 our STEAM team repeated the successful win of the Solar Challenge Grand Final. We are proud to announce that in 2022 one of our Primary students was the top performing Year 3 student in the State in ICAS Mathematics.

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