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Balmain Public School

Balmain Public School

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Gifted and Talented Education

At Balmain Public School, we have two Opportunity Classes (OC). Students in our Year 5 and 6 OC cohort work collaboratively across our flexible learning space, 'The Treehouse'. 

Guided by the NSW Department of Education's High Potential and Gifted Education Policy, we provide students with systematic instruction to nurture their potential and gifts into talent. Our explicit teaching experiences are structured according to the needs of gifted students, using differentiation and grouping strategies. 

To further support this, students participate in Project-Based Learning programs such as 'ProjectNEST', 'Freedom to Learn' and 'Create a Country'. These 'low floor, high ceiling' open-ended learning activities are specifically designed to facilitate a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, allowing students to engage and integrate their personal interests and strengths within their learning.