Newman Selective Gifted Education Program


Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) initiated the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program in 2011 as a response to ensuring educational equity was achieved for gifted learners in both Catholic Primary and Secondary schools.


Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer, as a Newman Selective school, provides high quality professional learning for staff and an authentically rigorous program for gifted learners within a nurturing Catholic environment, thus enhancing the whole-person. We offer a wide range of opportunities that cater for a variety of gifted learners and supports studens' social and emotional wellbeing.

Newman Selective Gifted Education Program

Key Program Elements;

 

  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer is one of 39 Newman Selective schools across the Sydney Archdiocese supporting students from Kindergarten to Year 12
  • The program is facilitated by staff who have dedicated training in the field of gifted education
  • Academics and psychologists specialising in gifted education contribute to the development and delivery of the program
  • Students are assessed across a range of gifted domains in order to access the program and their progress comprehensively evaluated. Students can participate in various programs such as creative arts, coding and computational skills, rich literature experiences, STEM initiatives and robotics
  • Newman Selective Symposiums are held annualy to celebrate student achievement
  • To sustain a high quality educational program, all Newman Selective schools undergo a comprehensive accreditation process every three years
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