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Gifted and talented young children experience wellbeing and positive development when provided with supportive and challenging learning environments that are responsive to their individual strengths and interests.

At Box Hill North Primary School we have a two programs available for gifted children: Wise Ones and Gateways. Both programs are user pays and are held during school hours.

Wiseones

WiseOnes helps fast learners to develop their real potential. WiseOnes aims to use academic, intellectual, moral and social development for children so that cleverness moves towards wisdom. Student are involved in abstract learning experiences. This year topics included Draw Like A Naturalist

All students in the program are assessed (this is free) to prove their high potential.

Gateways

G.A.T.E.WAYS provides opportunities for highly able and gifted children with special educational needs. The students are nominated by their teachers.

Like-minded students participate in programs that challenge them intellectually and help develop their individual talents.

Programs are inquiry based, with hands-on activities, problem solving and higher order thinking skills.

The School has been really successful in the G.A.T.E.ways Challenges. Since 2011 each year the 3/4 and 5/6 teams have been placed from 1st to 3rd.

School Fair 26 November 2016

Testimonials

It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator