Balmain Public School

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Gifted and Talented Education

All teachers at Balmain Public School have received training in catering for gifted and talented students. At Balmain, we put the Department of Education and Communities Gifted and Talented Policy into practice by understanding that gifted students have potential, but it requires systematic instruction to turn the gifts into talent.

Instruction is structured according to the needs of our gifted students using differentiation and grouping strategies. Subject acceleration and full acceleration are provisions that are embedded into our policy for students achieving consistently beyond their age cohort. Our extra-curricular opportunities such as debating, mathematical challenges and more, provide for specific gifts and talent.