Gifted and Talented

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 and Talented 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 3rd March commencing at 6:30pm in the school hall. The gifted information session will start at 5:30pm.

 


STEP 2 

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

Gifted and Talented Expression of Interest form

If you are out of the Gymea Technology High School drawing area, also complete the

Out of Area Application form

GAT Sample Questions  will help you prepare for the test.


STEP 3

Submit the applications with accompanying portfolio to the School by Thursday 9 April 2020.

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 9521-3244.


STEP 4

Program testing for both gifted and talented programs will be conducted at Gymea Technology High School on Wednesday 6 May 2020 commencing at 9:00am.

Key Dates

  • Gifted Program Information Presentation
Tuesday 3 March 5:30pm in the Gymea Technology High School hall.
  • Applications submitted by
Thursday 9th April to Gymea Technology High School
  • Gifted Program student testing
Wednesday 6 May 2020,  9:00am at Gymea
  • Entry Notification
Mailed to parents on 8 May 2020

Academic Selective Class

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

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 virtual reality 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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September 2020

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  • Year 9 Check-In Assessment
  • Mathematics 8A Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8G Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8Y, 8M and 8E Task 3:Class Test
  • English 10G, 10E Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS3 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • English 10Y, 10M, 10A Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
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  • Design & Technology Folio Workshop
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  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
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  • VET Hospitality Cluster C Due
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  • P&C Meeting
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 3:Student Film / Animation
  • English 8G, 8Y, 8M, 8E, 8A Task 3:Sustainability Campaign
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8E Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
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  • White Card Course
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8G Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8A Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • DAT Task 3 Due
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  • 7TEB4 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB2 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB1 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB7 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB3 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 9FOO Funtiki Assessment Task Due
  • Movie and TV Production Task 3:Industry Quiz
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  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • English 8E Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8Y Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8G Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8M Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8A Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8M Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Online Formal Assembly
  • Academic Adviser Session
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 10VA Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Science Task 5:Research Depth Study
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 3:Basketball Practical
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Annual Oz Tag Teachers vs Yr 12
  • Food Technology 10 Task 3:Theory Task Due
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 1 Task 3:Topic test
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 2 Task 3:Topic test
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • 7TEB5 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB6 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 10FOO Snack Founder Assessment Due
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Carnivale
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Graduation Assembly
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 4:Photographic Journal / Folio
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 &10PASS3 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work
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