Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Gifted Education Parent Information Sessions


What do the terms gifted and talent mean? What does the research say about the educational and emotional needs of gifted students? What does it mean that St Mary’s is a Newman Selective school? What is a Newman Group?

If you would like to find out the answers to these questions and learn more about Gifted Education at St Mary’s please join us for an information evening on Tuesday 30th May at 7pm. This session will be presented by Amanda Tinson - Sydney Catholic Schools Leader of Learning in Gifted Education and Meghan Bassett - The Newman Facilitator at St Mary’s.
A repeat session will be offered on Thursday the 8th of June at 9am.

Please follow this link to register which session you will be attending and to indicate any particular issues or questions you would like to have addressed at these sessions.

Some great reading lists to read through

Excellence in Reading: To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. Includes Reading lists K-12.

Monday, 27 March 2017

The truth about Gifted versus High Achieving Students



This is an interesting article examining the differences between gifted learners and high achieving students. It highlights some of the joys and the challenges in parenting and teaching gifted thinkers.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Our Declaration of the Rights of Gifted Children




In recognition of Gifted Awareness Week, the Stage 3 Newman English class have developed their own Declaration of the Rights of Gifted Children.

Think Club holiday workshops


Think Club will now run twice a year, in the April and September school holidays.

The next Think Club will be held: ​19th and 20th April 2017
at SYDNEY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
Experiential workshops for the inquisitive, problem-solving,
​creative and capable primary school child.
Our one day, hands-on, workshops are enjoyable, fun and interesting.

For more information about the Think Club holiday workshops - www.thinkclubaustralia.com

MindQuest 2017 workshops


For more information about the MindQuest workshops for 2017 contact Shelagh on 
02) 4232 2494

Friday, 17 March 2017

The trouble with Gifted is that no one understands what it is.


"It never, ever occurred to me that my quirkiness was a part of my intelligence."

A great blog post that explores the many facets of giftedness.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Our own Declarations of the Rights of the Gifted Child

As one way of acknowledging Gifted Awareness Week (March 12 - March 18), The Stage 3 Newman English group have been writing their own Declarations of the Rights of the Gifted Child.

 

 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In the Stage 3 Newman English group we are investigating how Freedom and Identity are connected. As part of this unit we have been learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here are some ways we have responded to this topic.












Friday, 24 February 2017

Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent





The Sydney Catholic School Gifted Education Policy adopts Gagné's definitions of giftedness and talent as identified in his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. This video provides a good introduction to this model.