academics | gifted & talented

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):

- Intellectual
- Creative
- Social
- Physical.

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:

Academic subject specific competitions

Academic gifted and talented days

Academic gifted and talented stream

Year 11 and 12 extension classes

Academic co-curricular activities

Acceleration

Stage 4 elective line (to be introduced in 2016)

 

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.  

 

 

achieve a balance co-educational campus, single-sex classes
Pre-School to Year 12
70 South Creek Rd Collaroy, NSW 2097, Australia Reception ph: +612 9981 4400 Enrolments ph: + 612 9972 5789