At Pittwater House we target and enhance the intellectual talents of our students through our academic pedagogical approaches and structures.
At Pittwater House we see gifted students as those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following areas as defined by Gagné in his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (2008):
Our staff collaboratively consult with parents, school professionals and the student where appropriate to consider the student's current level of performance, determine needs and decide on the student's learning priorities.
We target and enhance the intellectual talents of our students through our academic pedagogical approaches and structures. Some of the methods used to achieve this in both the Junior and Secondary Schools include:
Identification of gifted and talented academic students is done through a multifaceted approach including:
external data, such as NAPLAN in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9
Scholarship testing for Years 5, 7, 9 and 11
Allwell Academic Testing for Year 7 entrance and Year 10 benchmarking. To be expanded in 2016 to include Years 4, 6, 8 and 10.
Pittwater House internal assessment and reporting
Teacher observations of student progress.