Gifted Education

 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.  

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 teaching staff is to 'deliberate individualised extension opportunities' to allow students to:

  • Develop skills and knowledge in a specific field that is even broader than the school's core curriculum - a level of challenge which matches the needs of the students
  • Maintain an excitement in school and learning - high order thinking skills and problem solving strategies that are explicitly taught
  • Foster a school climate that accepts and supports academic persuits - including differentiated year level learning
  • Develop positive social groups based around the additional interests that are provided
  • Experience success and recognition of success in a school-related program.‚Äč