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Gifted and Talented

There are a number of learning enrichment and acceleration opportunities available at Green Bay High School. These include selection for upper band classes, the Learning Enrichment Option, and separate curriculum enrichment opportunities in selected areas. These contribute to coherent pathways of learning for gifted and talented students.

Active communication with caregivers is integral to all aspects of gifted and talented education at Green Bay High School; this communication begins with our successful transitioning of students from Year 8 into Year 9.

Upper Band Core Class Selection

Initial placements in upper band classes are based on Year 8 testing, feedback from intermediate schools, and information from caregivers and students during enrolment. Placements in the upper band are reviewed with subject teachers at the start and end of Year 9 and 10 based on assessment results (subject-specific, PAT and asTTle) as well as core teacher recommendations.

Learning Enrichment Option

Learning Enrichment Option (LEO) is an invitational option available at Years 9 and 10 for academically able students.
The Year 9 course allows students to build on their capacity to use their strengths to maximise achievement. It provides opportunities for students to learn about their individual thinking behaviours and learning styles while developing their problem-solving skills. There are also opportunities for students to further develop their interpersonal skills through collaborative learning within a positive group culture.

The Year 9 course leads to LEO at Year 10. At this level, students will develop skills in critical thinking by exploring philosophy and ethics and will explore abstract concepts such as creativity. This will aid students to develop their higher-order thinking skills that will help them maximise their grades and enjoyment of learning.

Individual Education Planning

Selected students will have individualised education plans created. In this way, student learning is further personalised to support the realisation of potential. Caregivers and students will be involved in the development of
these education plans.

The Team

Sylvie Howell – Teacher In Charge (TIC) Learning Enrichment and Acceleration Coordinator
Sofia Enholmer – Teacher of Learning Enrichment
Kim Vaigalu – Learning Support Coordinator
Sarah Barrett-Hamilton – Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Teresa Callaghann – Scholarship

Want to Know More?
For further information about Gifted and Talented Education at Green Bay High School, please contact the school by emailing [email protected] .