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Caningeraba Gifted and Talented

Caningeraba is a community committed to educating happy, healthy, confident 21st century learners.


Caningeraba State School 

  • Recognises the needs of all students including students who display giftedness 
  • Aims to provide rigorous, challenging and supportive learning environment for these students

For the purpose of the Gifted and Talented Program, we use the Gagne model which proposes the following definitions:

Giftedness is the possession of natural abilities or aptitudes at levels significantly beyond what is expected at one’s age, in any dominion of human ability. (Potential)

Talent equates to high achievement. Talent is achievement or performance at a level significantly beyond what might be expected at a given age. (Performance)

Gagne believes that giftedness becomes talent through the quality of the child’s learning through personal contexts (motivation, confidence, perseverance) and environmental contexts (surroundings, significant persons, school provisions).


  • To optimise the potential of each student
  • To promote a flexible approach to the education of student
  • To promote in the school community the awareness and understanding of giftedness

  • To develop effective partnerships with parents in supporting quality education for gifted students.

Identification Process

1. Teacher/Parent Nomination.
2. Data collection (Class teacher, Gifted and Talented coordinator and parent/caregivers)   multiple identification instruments may be used to identify students’ strengths.  Parents will be notified.  
3. Gifted and Talented Committee meeting to review the data and information on each student to determine high ability learners and how we can best support their needs at Caningeraba. 
The Gifted and Talented committee consists of the Principal, Head of Curriculum, Gifted Education Coordinator, Classroom teachers from each year level and Guidance Officer (when necessary).


Students who are identified as gifted and talented will be case managed by our Gifted and Talented Coordinator to ensure consistency across the school years.  They will be supported socially and emotionally and, where possible clustered in class groups with like-minded peers where possible.

Enrichment Activities

Enrichment activities to broaden and develop a student’s knowledge, skills, processes and experiences will be offered when appropriate.

Where possible, students will be offered opportunities to participate in:

- Excursions such as Somerset Literature Festival

- Days of Excellence including Creative Minds, Maths Olympics, Engineering Days,        Writers Workshops

- Problem solving & critical thinking sessions

- STEM based learning challenges

- Project support where required

- Chess club & tournaments

- Creative team building and critical thinking challenges for Years 3-4

- Tournament of Minds training sessions and competition Years 5-6

- Readers Cup

- Project Unify Web based learning sessions

Further Information

If you would like further information, please telephone (07) 55686333 to make an appointment to see an Associate Principal or our Gifted Education Co-coordinator.