Gifted and Talented Classes

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At Gymea Technology High School, we have developed whole school programs that are supported by quality learning activities and experiences that best serve the needs of all students. Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following areas of ability at school: intellectual, creative, leadership, social and physical.  Our gifted and talented program provides talented students with learning opportunities that enhance and add to the normal curriculum.

In recognising this concept, gifted and talented students vary in nature and level of their abilities and it is critical that they are given the appropriate opportunities, stimulation and experiences to develop their potential. We are committed through the range of programs we offer to our students at Gymea, to nurture their potential.

Year 7 & 8  Gifted Programs

We offer two gifted programs that share a commonality for selected students.

  • Academic Selective Class
  • Talented Technology Program

 

Application Process and Forms

 

STEP 1

Come along to our gifted program information session will be held on the evening of the open night. The Open Night will be held on Tuesday 6th March commencing at 6:30pm in the school hall. The gifted information session will be start at 5:30pm.

STEP 2 

To apply for either or both of the two programs download and complete a

Gifted and Talented Expression of Interest form

GAT Sample Questions  will help you prepare for the test.

If you are out of the Gymea Technology High School drawing area, complete the Out of Area Application form and refer to further information about Out of Area Application form

STEP 3

Submit the applications with accompanying portfolio to the School by Friday 13 April 2018.

If you have missed the due date, the school may consider late applications depending on vacancies in the programs. If you wish to make a late application, please contact the enrolment officer on 95213244.

STEP 4

Program testing for both gifted programs will be conducted at Gymea Technology High School on Wednesday 9 May 2018 commencing at 9:00am.

Key Dates

Gifted Program Information Presentation
Tuesday 6 March 5:30pm in the Gymea Technology High School hall.
Applications submitted by
Friday 13th April to Gymea Technology High School
Gifted Program student testing
Wednesday 9 May,  9:00am at Gymea
Entry Notification Mailed to parents on 11 May

Academic Selective Class

 

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In Years 7-8, there is one selective class in each of the years 7 & 8 and a selective stream in years 9 & 10 that cater specifically for the needs of our more able students. Research shows that academically gifted  students benefit enormously from being grouped together with other students of similar abilities and talents. Students in our academic selective class are high achieving students. They are challenged through various enrichment and extension activities, problem based learning, and other higher order learning activities across the key learning areas.

Inclusion into  into our academic selective class in year 7 is based on an application, information gathered from primary schools and an assessment of literacy, numeracy and writing skills which is completed in May. We invite parents to provide additional information about their child’s achievements, including test results from other schools, NAPLAN results, literacy & numeracy competitions, school reports and their primary school portfolio.

 

Talented Technology Program

 

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Technology and its application to learning is changing dramatically and increasingly takes on a role in all learning experiences throughout the curriculum at Gymea. Both girls and Boys have enjoyed a specialised focus in technology, including computer hardware and software development that now extends from gaming through to iphone applications, gaming design, robotics, web design, multimedia including movie design and photographic and digital media.

At Gymea, we offer students admission to a Talented Technology Program that develops individual talent and interest in technology, as well as a broad understanding of technology in the 21st Century.

Our Talented Technology Program inspires both girls and boys in exploring a range of 21st century technologies. The program builds on project based learning and allows students to work
towards individual areas of interests. We have impressive modern facilities that allow students to explore and engage in the diverse information technology applications.

Inclusion into the Talented Technology Program is based on an application and a portfolio of student accomplishments. In addition, students will be asked to complete an assessment focused on their literacy, numeracy and technology skills.

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