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Excellence programs

Our vision for students who are gifted is that they feel valued in a learning environment which both challenges and supports them to pursue excellence and develop a passion for lifelong learning. (Framework for Gifted Education)

A differentiated curriculum caters for a wide range of learning styles, readiness and ability levels within a mainstream class. A differentiated curriculum is necessary for gifted and talented learners whose potential is unlikely to develop without special educational provisions.

Appropriate placement and curriculum will influence a gifted and talented learner’s motivation, engagement and social and emotional well-being. Most gifted and talented learners will be taught in mainstream classes using a differentiated curriculum. Provisions for gifted and talented learners need to include opportunities for enrichment and extension within and beyond the classroom.

Some examples of enrichment programs offered at North Rockhampton High include:

  • Maths and English competitions, teams math challenges, debating teams
  • Science – Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), ICAS, Rio Tinto Big Science, Tritration competition, science week activities, local environment (mining and rehabilitation of Moores Creek)
  • Participation in Central Queensland University competitions years 8, 9 and 10
  • Leadership opportunities such as Student Representatives Council, Forums, Peer Mentoring
  • Participation in instrumental music, STEP and school musicals