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Meeting the Needs of High Potential and Gifted Students at ODPS
The High Potential and Gifted Education Policy promotes engagement and challenge for every student, regardless of background, in every school across intellectual, creative, social-emotional and physical domains. It supports every student to achieve their educational potential, through talent development opportunities and differentiated teaching and learning practices to ensure that their specific learning and wellbeing needs are met. (NSW Department of Education) At Oakhill Drive Public School we provide extensive opportunities for our students to thrive in their education. High Potential and Gifted students are supported through;
Game Changer Challenge
Tournament of the Minds
Creative Arts Programs :band, dance, choir, drama
Representative Sporting Teams
For more information on our extracurricular programs click here.
§ High Potential and Gifted Education Policy
§ Video 1: What do we mean by high potential and gifted students?
§ Video 3: Guiding Principles of the High Potential and Gifted Education Policy
Supporting families of gifted students
§ Learning Potential: Helping you to support your child’s learning:
§ Gifted Families Support Group Incorporated:
§ Spark your child’s curiosity by searching for activities on the STAR Portal
Selective High Schools and Opportunity Classes
At Oakhill Drive Public School we wholeheartedly support our Year 4 students’ applications for Opportunity Classes and our Year 5 students’ applications for Selective High Schools. Information about the application processes are communicated through the NSW Department of Education’s website provided below. The school also provides an information webinar for interested families ahead of the application closing dates, parents have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions about the selection process. Parents are encouraged to consult with the classroom teacher and gather information about student's academic performance, wellbeing and their ability to cope in a highly competitive environment.
Further Information can be found here:
Opportunity Classes for Year 4 students going into Year 5:
Selective High Schools for Year 5 students planning on enrolment for Year 7:
Important Updates for Selective High Schools and Opportunity Classes
1-5 Oakhill Drive
Castle Hill NSW, 2154
telephone 02 9634 1033
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