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Narrabeen Sports High School

Narrabeen Sports High School

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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 Aspirations Class 2023

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 Aspirations class (HPGE) provides young people with access to a differentiated  classroom environment which provides students with additional opportunities to extend and enrich their  talents in the intellectual, creative, social-emotional and physical domains of learning. Students in  the Aspirations class have access to talent development opportunities, including  individual mentorship, and differentiated teaching and learning practices, ensuring that their  specific learning and wellbeing needs are met.  

Placement in the Year 7 Aspirations 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 

  • Aspirations in-take day and interview process 

  • Academic data and results provided by primary schools and parents/carers.


Yr7 Aspirations Class 2023 Application Form