Curl Curl North Public School

The feel of the country in the heart of the city.

Telephone02 9905 1757

Gifted and talented

Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following areas of ability at school - intellectual, creative, social and physical.

Our gifted and talented program provides these students with learning opportunities on top of the normal curriculum.

Opportunity classes

Certain schools across NSW offer opportunity classes for high-achieving, academically-gifted students in Years 5 and 6. To be considered for enrolment, students must sit the opportunity class placement test in Year 4. The test is held between late July and early August and application packages must be made in May.

Selective high schools

Selective high schools provide a challenging environment where high-achieving, academically gifted students can reach their potential. To apply for a selective high school you need to complete an application in Year 5 and students must sit the selective high school placement test in Year 6 to be considered for enrolment.

Some selective high schools accept students for entry into Years 8-12. Applications are available in June and must be made directly to your preferred school.

Gifted and Talented Education at Curl Curl North

At Curl Curl North we are committed to identifying gifted and talented students and ensuring that they are given appropriate opportunity, stimulation and experiences to develop their potential.

Programs and opportunities

Curl Curl North Public School believes that each student should experience a full range of opportunities whilst in primary school. Differentiated programs designed by classroom teachers to meet the needs of individual are the most effective way of achieving this outcome. In addition several programs operate across and outside the school which include:

  • Early Identification and where appropriate, accelerated learning.
  • High School Enrichment Programs
  • Public Speaking
  • Debating

These programs may vary from year to year depending upon student needs and available personnel.