Our Curriculum

Gifted & Talented

“Gifted students are those who do things a little earlier, a little faster, a little better and probably a little differently than most other students” Ginsberg, G.

At SPN we use a matrix of identification methods.

  • Formal psychologist’s report stating IQ falls in the Gifted range
  • Off level testing/Above Stage testing
  • Teacher identification – data collection
  • Standardised testing e.g. PAT Mathematics – results in high stanines
  • Results from competitions
  • Checklist of gifted student characteristics
  • Parent identification


The primary means of educational enrichment that is used at SPN is within classroom higher level thinking, open-ended questioning, “real life” problems, critical thinking and creative thinking programs. In this way students can continue to gain from social engagement with their peers.

  • Maths Olympiad
  • Public Speaking
  • Debating
  • Passion Project and Genius Hour
  • Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) Leadership
  • External competitions