Castle Cove Public School provides a number of opportunities for students who are gifted in one or more areas. These include:
- auxiliary programs such as Coding courses
- our four band troupes
- debating and public speaking programs
- Tournament of Minds for years 3-6
- local and state competitions, including theUniversity Competitions ICAS and the Mathematics Olympiad
- higher-level sporting competitions.
Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following areas of ability at school - intellectual, creative, social and physical.
Our gifted and talented program provides these students with learning opportunities on top of the normal curriculum.
Certain schools across NSW offer opportunity classes for high-achieving, academically-gifted students in Years 5 and 6. To be considered for enrolment, students must sit the opportunity class placement test in Year 4. The test is held between late July and early August and application packages must be made in May.
Selective high schools
Selective high schools provide a challenging environment where high-achieving, academically gifted students can reach their potential. To apply for a selective high school you need to complete an application in Year 5 and students must sit the selective high school placement test in Year 6 to be considered for enrolment.
Some selective high schools accept students for entry into Years 8-12. Applications are available in June and must be made directly to your preferred school.