Gifted and Talented and Extension (GATE) Program

St Benedict’s Extension Program aims to assist gifted or talented students in Years 4-6 by providing academic extension through the application of creative and critical thinking skills and higher order thinking skills.


“All students regardless of race, age or gender, by virtue of their dignity as human persons, have a right to an education that is suited to their particular needs and adapted to this ability.”
Gravissimum 1965
Declaration on Christian Education Pope Paul V1.

Children with exceptional abilities in particular areas need access to appropriate programs to meet their learning needs. Students should supported and challenged to develop their gifts and talents within our school system. The St Benedict’s Extension Program will operate over four terms, with a different focus being placed on each term. Gifted and Talented students’ abilities should be accepted, valued and fostered by all.

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