Gifted and Talented curriculum
Students are supported through an inclusive, whole school approach that recognises individual learning needs and provides depth and complexity through stimulating, flexible and differentiated learning environments.
Gifted and talented children come from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. Identifying, monitoring and fostering outstanding potential (giftedness) and outstanding performance (talent) in our school communities is imperative.
To address the specific needs of gifted and talented students, our school provides the South Thornlie Challenge Club Program as well as classroom support provided by the Gifted and Talented Co-Ordinator.
Challenge Club is an academic extension program that has been operating at South Thornlie Primary School since 2018. It is run one day a week where students are taken out of class for 50-minute sessions.
Challenge Club is a project based program and assists students in the following areas:
- Social interaction with gifted and talented peers.
- Intellectual rigour and challenges.
- Pursuit of excellence.
- Development of higher order process skills.
- In-depth investigations of real problems.
- Open-ended activities which encourage choice and negotiation.
- Self/peer evaluation and reflection of performance.