Clinton is a community committed to educating happy, healthy, confident
21st century learners.
Clinton State School
the needs of all students including students who display giftedness
to provide rigorous, challenging and supportive learning environment for
For the purpose of the Gifted and Talented Program, we use the Gagne
model which proposes the following definitions:
Giftedness is the possession of
natural abilities or aptitudes at levels significantly beyond what is expected
at one’s age, in any dominion of human ability. (Potential)
Talent equates to high
achievement. Talent is achievement or performance at a level significantly
beyond what might be expected at a given age. (Performance)
Gagne believes that
giftedness becomes talent through the quality of the child’s learning through
personal contexts (motivation, confidence, perseverance) and environmental
contexts (surroundings, significant persons, school provisions).
optimise the potential of each student
promote a flexible approach to the education of student
promote in the school community the awareness and understanding of
To develop effective partnerships with parents in
supporting quality education for gifted students.
1. Teacher/Parent Nomination.
2. Data collection (Class teacher, Gifted and Talented coordinator
and parent/caregivers) multiple identification instruments may be
used to identify students’ strengths. Parents will be
3. Student Services Committee meeting to review the data
and information on each student to determine high ability learners and how we
can best support their needs at Clinton.
The Student Services committee consists of the Principal, Head of Special
Education, respective Deputy Principals, Guidance Officer, Cultural Teacher,
Behaviour Teacher and Gifted Education Mentor., Classroom teachers from respective
classes and the school chaplain attend when necessary.
Students who are identified as gifted and talented will be case managed
by our Gifted and Talented Mentor to ensure consistency across the school
years. They will be supported socially and emotionally and, where
possible clustered in class groups with like-minded peers where possible.
Enrichment activities to broaden and develop a student’s knowledge,
skills, processes and experiences will be offered when appropriate.
Where possible, students will be offered opportunities to participate
- Extended Learning
Programs (Cluster based)
- Problem solving
& critical thinking sessions
- STEM based learning
- Project support
- Chess club &
- Optiminds training
sessions and competition Years 5-6
- Readers Cup
If you would like further
information, please telephone (07) 4978 9333 to make an appointment to see a Deputy