OLR Gifted and Talented Education Program - IGNITE
"Our responsibility is to INSPIRE hope, SPARK the imagination, IGNITE the passion and FUEL a love of learning".
At Our Lady of the Rosary the school community is responsive to the educational needs of all students, including our gifted and talented students, and places a high value on student engagement and student improvement. This growth is directed to social and emotional development as much as it is directed at student academic development. OLR has highly capable students, with a genuine thirst for academic and persona development. Following Fancoys Gagne's (2008) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent, we see our students as having the potential to transform their gifts and strengths across a variety of domains into life-long talents. We see that the IGNITE program can play a key role at sparking the interest and passion that makes it possible.
Research of successful leaders has shown that many attribute their success to people that took an interest in them and gave them the spark that IGNITED their interest and supported their strengths. The goal of the OLR IGNITE programs' and 'deliberate individualised extension opportunities' to allow students to:
The selection process for IGNITE involves collating and reviewing:
This is a data-informed process supported by a 'flexibility' philosophy. Groups of students involved in the 'small group withdrawal' IGNITE program will change and adjust throughout the year dependent on the curriculum focus and student needs.
The IGNITE Program offers:
Our Programs across the whole school, Prep - Year 6, provide enriched learning experiences and extension opportunities that include the following:
OLR students were asked to comment on their experiences in the IGNITE program:
IGNITE Student Responses.pdf