Hayes Park Public School

A quality education in a creative and caring environment.

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High Potential and Gifted Students

We have a responsibility to identify high potential, gifted students within our school.  We employ a variety of methods to identify students, including:

. Teacher observation and nomination

. Parent information and nomination

. Peer nomination (where appropriate)

. Self nomination (where appropriate)

. Standardised external assessments (PAT, NAPLAN)

. School performance data

. LaST nomination

. School counsellor recommendation


We work with our school community and parent body to create a collaborative home – school partnerships to best support our high potential and gifted students across all domains. Program modifications may take the form of any of the following adjustments, or combination thereof:


. Individual Education Plan IEP

. Curriculum compacting

. withdrawal groups

. ability grouping

. subject acceleration

. grade acceleration

. mentoring program

. external agencies

. external, internet based programs