You are welcome to discuss your child’s progress any time at Rolling Hills Primary School. The Getting to Know You interview, early in Term 1, is a wonderful opportunity for you to share information about your child's strengths and specific interests, so that teachers can pass on relevant enrichment programs as they become available.
Rolling Hills Primary School acknowledges that each student is unique and possesses unique characteristics. Within the broad aim of the school is the inherent philosophy that students should be encouraged to reach and stretch their potential. This philosophy recognises that different students may need different resourcing to enable them to reach their full potential.
Rolling Hills acknowledges that students of high potential are those capable of high performance with a demonstrated achievement and/or potential ability in one of the following areas, singly or in combination:
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
- Logical-Mathematical Intelligence
- Linguistic Intelligence
- Visual-Spatial Intelligence
- Musical Intelligence
- Bodily-Kinaesthetic Intelligence
- Interpersonal Intelligence
- Naturalist Intelligence
[Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory]
Identification for extension activities at RHPS is based on judgements by teachers, with input from families about an individual's strengths and interests. For a teacher, the points below may be used to identify a propensity toward enrichment programs or activities.
- Task Commitment
- Above Average Ability in that task
- Creativity for that task
- Identification procedures include: peer nomination; teacher observation and parent nomination
- Counselling available from our School Chaplain
- Assessments from Psychologist
Implementing Gifted Education Programs
Potential in some of these areas requires differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. Classes at RHPS offer a differentiated curriculum, where you child’s individual needs are catered for.
All students have the right to develop to their maximum potential and receive instruction at their level and rate of learning. To do so some will need an opportunity to develop skills and abilities beyond the regular curriculum.