"Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, creative, social and physical.
Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance."
Gagné, Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent, 2003
At Manly Village we cater for gifted and talented students and high performing students through differentiated programming, grouping, a range of teaching pedagogies and individual learning programs.
The Learning Support Team meets regularly to discuss how to best support gifted and talented students and those students that are known as 'twice exceptional' as they at once have gifts, talents and learning difficulties.
The Learning Support Team works closely with stage and grade supervisors to suopport classroom teachers in providing meaningful extension work for high performing students. Manly students are engaged in personal interest projects that aim to develop their knowledge, understanding and abilities in a particular area of interest.
More information on gifted and talented students can be found on the National Education Standards Authority website and on the Departments of Education's website by clicking on:
High potential and gifted education