At St Aloysius Catholic College we want to give all of our learners the opportunity to become confident, just and productive human beings. Learners are ‘unique individuals who bring their own strengths, talents and needs to the learning process’. We believe that learning is most powerful when the individual needs of the learner are considered and therefore, education for gifted and talented students provides aims for these learners to achieve their personal best.
Quality Gifted and Talented provisions are evident in:
- The development of quality differentiated learning programs
- Development and implementation of student learning plans
- Development and implementation of highly adjusted educational programs
- A flexible and responsive learning environment
In most cases classroom teachers, in consultation with parents, refer highly capable students for further assessment. Students can be identified as gifted through an Educational Assessment, conducted by a registered psychologist. The College’s Enrichment Teachers or Special Learning Needs teachers use the KBit 2 screening assessment tool to assess referred students. Students are classified as gifted if they are assessed in the top 10 percentile for their age.