Gifted and Talented Programmes

Academically gifted students in the Junior School are specifically catered for with a range of rigorous extension programmes. Identifying students who would benefit from these programmes is an ongoing process which spans the period of their enrolment at Macarthur. GATEway (Gifted and Talented Education) Macarthur is a challenging and academically rigorous programme for gifted and talented students. It provides a fast-paced differentiated curriculum, where students develop a greater depth of knowledge and apply abstract reasoning skills to complex issues.

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 may be invited to join the Honours classes in these years. As with the Year 5 and 6 programme, learning in these classes is fast-paced and challenging, designed for independent learners with excellent reasoning and research skills.