Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Our definition of Giftedness
At Halswell School we describe gifted students as being…
those with innate high abilities and particular personal abilities that may be seen across one or more domains, including intellectual, creative, social, cultural, visual-spatial and physical.*
*definition from NZCGE
Identification of our gifted students
Students are identified through a variety of ways including teacher observation, formal and informal assessments and parent nomination. Please talk to your child’s T Group teacher or our GAT Lead Teacher if you feel your child may be gifted.
Meeting the needs of our Gifted Students
The diagram below shows the three tiers of support provided.
Extra Curricula Opportunities
Specialist GAT Programmes