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Gifted and Talented Program

‘A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.’

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

Enrichment for gifted children in the Junior School is primarily incorporated into the classroom environment, where students may be extended in ability-level groups by the classroom teacher.

 

Subject and/or full year acceleration is also an option for gifted students across the College, however this decision would be considered carefully in consultation with the sub-school and parents, to ensure students receive the appropriate support and pastoral care.

 

The Middle and Senior Schools offer diverse programs for extension within the classroom environment, complemented by the vast array of co-curricular opportunities. Many students represent Wesley in external programs and competitions, such as the da Vinci Decathlon, an annual competition designed to challenge young minds in a variety of ways (including chess, code-breaking, art, poetry, engineering and cartography).

 

Enrichment programs are offered based on ability testing and teacher recommendation across Middle and Senior School, and in Senior School students are ability grouped for Maths.