Extension Activities/Programs are provided at SOTA for a gifted and talented children.
The Class teacher will extend students through an" individual program" aimed at catering for the individual needs of each student. This may take the form of an extended written programs, computer programs and extra satellite lessons. The teacher may also refer the student to places in which they may go to get extension.
The school also supplies extra lessons such as Interest Lessons on satellite.
Interest Lessons offer the opportunity for students to be extended in a group of activities related to a certain topic. Some of the topics have been Drama, Visual Art, Switzerland and Science.
Children who require extension in Physical Education and Sport are offered the opportunity through many areas. The school offers Athletics Training Days, Athletic and Swimming Carnivals and visiting coaches from various sports. The students are also given the opportunity to participation in Broken Hill Primary Representative Sports Teams such as hockey, AFL, Soccer, netball, Athletics, Swimming and cricket.
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.
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.