John Purchase Public School

Advance Together

Telephone02 9875 3100

Emailjohnpurch-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Gifted and Talented Program

John Purchase Public School offers a rich and varied educational program combining academic, cultural and social opportunities, designed to assist each student to fully develop their skills in a happy and supportive classroom environment. 

We, at John Purchase, believe that gifted and talented students benefit from:

  • an opportunity to learn with their like-ability peers; 

  • an opportunity to experience a rigorous and challenging curriculum; 

  • experiencing high cognitive tasks and 

  • being supported in their special interests and talents. 

To do so we offer Gifted and Talented classes in Years 3-6. 

Gifted students benefit from participating in learning that is rigorous and incorporates extension and enrichment activities. These activities allow students to extend basic concepts and to connect their personal interests within a differentiated curriculum. All John Purchase Public School staff are committed to providing an outstanding education. Learning programs are based on NSW syllabuses. However, the content of our special programs within the GATS classes are further differentiated to the needs of gifted and talented students. Planned teaching strategies include:  

  • compacting of the curriculum

  • basic skills expansion 

  • higher order thinking skills 

  • student choice 

  • open-ended tasks

  • advanced content

  • acceleration in curriculum areas

  • collaborative learning

If you would like your child to be considered for a GATS class placement, they must participate in the assessment program at our school. Testing occurs in Term 4 of each year for students nominated by parents in years 2 to 6. More information will be provided closer to the testing period. 

Selection is based on test performances and the availability of places within the classes