Curriculum Extension/Gifted and Talented
“All students regardless of race, age or gender, by virtue of their Dignity as human persons have a right to an education that is situated to their particular needs and adapted to their ability.”
Gravissimum Educationis nl. 1965
Declaration on Christian Education, Pope Paul VI
St John’s College is committed to providing students with an education that is in harmony with their particular needs and abilities.
At Woodlawn, we provide support and encouragement for learners who demonstrate the ability to work at a level significantly above their peers.
One of the key goals of the College is to empower our gifted and talented learners, and to support them in their role as academic school leaders. Students are provided with opportunities to develop deep insights whilst engaging in collaborative and meaningful partnerships with like-minded peers.
Using Professor Francois Gagne’s Model of Giftedness, the College embraces a holistic approach to the recognition of giftedness in students and provides a catalyst in the emergence of individual talents.
Procedures for the Identification of Gifted Students:
- Teacher nomination
- Parent nomination
- Peer nomination
- Behavioural checklists
- Of level texting-including items such as results in the Australian Mathematics competition, Science and English competitions
- Naplan results
- Performance in common year level tests
- Cluster grouping of students in particular subjects
- Ability grouping
- Acceleration of a student through one or more curriculum areas or a through a whole year in all curriculum areas
- Gifted and Talented camps and workshops
- On-line programs for specific subject areas and general interests
- Curriculum compacting
- Opportuntiies for self-directed special interest projects.