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High Potential and Gifted Education

High Potential and Gifted Education

HPGE students may be more advanced on a continuum of potential than their peers. This needs to be reflected in the teaching practices and learning environments they are involved in.  Potential refers to a student’s innate ability in one or more domains and should not be confused with their final attainment after talent development, i.e. high performance.  By focusing on potential first rather than performance this policy places greater focus on supporting students to develop their talent and move towards achieving their educational potential.  The High Potential and Gifted Education Policy promotes engagement and challenge for every student, regardless of background.  

Narrabeen Sports High School is deeply committed to ensuring that the new high potential and gifted policy is embedded in our practice, targeting high expectations, so students can aspire to reach their educational potential. The implementation of this policy supports the vision of the school to grow student achievement, strive for excellence and foster passionate and committed staff. Our aim is to develop the skills of staff to identify HPG students, provide learning experiences that meet their needs and continually monitor student progress.

At Narrabeen Sports High School differentiated learning is delivered in every classroom, ensuring targeted teaching and learning activities are implemented to develop the talents of high potential and gifted students. 

Narrabeen Sports School also offers a range of HPGE activities within the school, including:

  • A wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including ensembles, performing arts festivals and competitions, clubs, councils, and leadership programs
  • Opportunities to participate in academic competitions
  • Participation in experiences designed to stretch students’ abilities and enable them to pursue their passions. 

Learning Potential Resources


Year 7 AIM Class 2025

The High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) processes embedded at Narrabeen Sports High School acknowledges our commitment to high-quality educational outcomes for all high potential and gifted learners.  

As such, the Year 7 AIM Class (HPGE) provides young people with access to a differentiated classroom environment with additional opportunities to extend and enrich their talents in the intellectual, creative and social-emotional domains of learning. Students in the AIM class have access to talent development opportunities, including individual mentorship ensuring that their specific learning and wellbeing needs are met.  

Placement in the Year 7 AIM class is through an application process for Year 6 students who are enrolled at Narrabeen Sports High School. The application process includes:

  • Submission of a student portfolio
  • AIM in-take day and interview process 
  • Academic data and results 

Year 7 AIM Class 2025 Application

The 2025 Year 7 AIM Class Application form will be emailed out to Parents/Carers following confirmation of enrolment. 

High Potential and Gifted Education - Information Package

High Potential and Gifted Education - Flyer

Year 7 AIM Class Flyer

Stage 5 - Horizon

Horizon is Narrabeen's talent development program for academically high performing students in years 9 and 10. The Horizon program aims to stimulate higher order learning by exploring contemporary, relevant issues within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Students will experience an innovative approach to learning instruction that focuses on key skills for success on the modern world know as the five C's:

  • Collaboration
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Citizenship skills

The Horizon program incorporates the following subjects:

  • English
  • Science
  • HSIE - History and Geography

Students follow the same curriculum as their year level, with tasks that demand higher order thinking skills, and will be expected to produce work of exceptional depth and complexity.