Newman Selective

Gifted Education Program

The Newman Selective Gifted Education Program caters for the gifted and highly capable learners at Good Samaritan Catholic College. Our school was targeted as one of the original schools within the Archdiocese of Sydney for participation in the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program in 2011.

The Newman Selective Gifted Education Program is an integrated approach to personalised learning at Good Samaritan that provides opportunities for differentiated learning experiences that enrich and extend our academically capable students. Student placement in the Newman Selective Gifted Education class is made on the basis of a range of data including external testing and primary school identification processes. Students in the Newman Selective Gifted Education class engage in differentiated learning through:

· independent approaches

· critical thinking

· inquiry based learning

· student voice

· flexible grouping

The results of our participation in the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program have reflected our emphasis on ‘Knowing our Learners’ and brought our students much success in external competitions .

Students across Years 7-10 in Newman Selective Gifted Education classes are challenged to extend themselves and engage in rich learning activities that foster the skills required for the 21st century, including technology rich context. Newman Selective Gifted Education students are also active participants in a range of co-curricular activities including Drama, Music, Sport, Public Speaking and Debates.

 

The Newman Symposium in Term 4 each year has become the highlight of the Newman Selective Gifted Education calendar and showcases the learning of these students for the College community. Parents are always welcome at this event.