Through early identification processes and by offering fully or partially (hybrid) subject opportunities, our program caters for these gifted students
CRITICAL AND CREATIVE LEARNING
At Woodville High School, we provide quality education for every student and acknowledge that Students with High Intellectual Potential (SHIP) students require particular attention. These students need to be given critical and creative learning tasks which challenge them to achieve their full potential. Through early identification processes and by offering fully or partially (hybrid) subject opportunities, our program caters for these gifted students.
The Head of Middle School works collaboratively with the SHIP Senior Leader to monitor students’ results throughout the first semester of each year. Together they use the following processes to identify SHIP students.
Information provided by Primary School teachers
Information provided by parents / caregivers, such as standardised testing reports
Secondary teacher recommendations using classroom observation and utilising the Department for Education's observation chart "Characteristics of a Gifted Learner"
Grade-point average in subjects indicated by term and semester results
Standardised test; PAT-R, PAT-M, NAPLAN
All SHIP students are invited to attend the annual SHIP camp held in Canberra during the last week of term 3. The main focus of this camp is on Civics & Citizenship, Scientific Studies, Sport, and the Arts. The group of students who attend the camp learn a great deal about our Government and history as well as Australia’s contribution to scientific research and many other industries. Students visit the CSIRO, Parliament House, Old Parliament House, the Indonesian Embassy, the National gallery of Australia, the War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum, the Dinosaur Museum, Questacon, the Canberra Theatre complex and Mt Stromlo Observatory.
For more information regarding the SHIP program, please contact Head of Middle School or SHIP Senior Leader.