High Potential and Gifted Education

At Gymea Technology High School we are committed to supporting every student achieve their educational potential by providing talent development opportunities and differentiated learning experiences that are aimed at raising expectations and building student capabilities. Our High Potential and Gifted Education program has been developed to promote engagement and challenge for every student. We believe high potential students from all backgrounds should have access to quality learning opportunities that meet their needs and aspirations and we use evidence based talent development to optimise growth and achievement across all domains.

Gymea Technology High School provides access to quality learning opportunities that meet the needs and aspirations of high potential and gifted students by providing:

  • Academic selective classes
  • Talented Technology Programs
  • Advanced learning pathways
  • Enrichment, extension and extracurricular programs

Academic Selective Class

All students are invited to sit the High Potential and Gifted Program student testing.  Inclusion into our academic selective class in year 7 is based on student performance, 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 records of academic achievement, NAPLAN results, literacy & numeracy competitions, school reports and their primary school portfolio

Talented Technology Program

At Gymea Technology High School we encourage high potential and gifted students of technology to apply for the Talented Technology Program that develops individual talent and interest in technology, as well as a broadened student understanding of technology in the 21st Century. This program provides students the opportunity to undertake project based learning through gaming design, robotics, web design, multimedia including movie design and photographic and digital media. 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.

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

 

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

 

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INSPIRE.

Innovative learning spaces that empower students to work collaboratively, creatively and critically.

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LEARN.

Integrated technology, developing all students as confident learners through an engaging curriculum.

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SUCCEED.

Engaging all students in positive growth and individualised success in all areas of school life.