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Gifted students

Enrichment program

New Farm State School represents community values, inclusive traditions and educates children for the 21st century. Teaching and learning is our core business. The curriculum is delivered in a variety of modes to meet the diverse learning needs and talents of our students. We aim to develop and build future-oriented programs to provide challenging and achievable education for each and every child. We strive to achieve our mission to educate the child as an individual, a communicator, a group member, and a part of the physical world so that our students are prepared for living in and contributing to a global society and working in a global community. Our service commitment means that we are committed to ensuring that every day in every classroom, every student is thinking, learning and achieving. We believe that education is a shared responsibility. We recognise the close relationship between learning, achievement and behaviour.

We encourage an environment where the school and home work together so that in the social context of the school, the child becomes a responsible, active citizen. Essential to effective learning is a safe, supportive and disciplined environment that respects the rights of students, staff and parents. Our vision statement, 'ours the future', incorporates valuing self and others. We promote quality teaching that stimulates ongoing learning, positive relationships and communication through focusing on ways of thinking and working in all key learning areas and links curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting to high expectations for knowledges (facts, concepts, procedures), processes, effort and attitudes. New Farm State School is an environmentally sustainable school with opportunities to use biodiversity, water, waste and energy efficient practices.

Purpose

The New Farm State School extension and enrichment program has been informed by the Education Queensland manual’s revised cs-07: the education of gifted students in Queensland schools, and the framework for gifted education.

On leaving New Farm State School, our students will have developed the following qualities:

  • A strong sense of self
  • Innovative and enterprising learning
  • Effective communication
  • Active and responsible citizenship
  • Complex thinking skills

Vision

Optimising every student’s opportunity to achieve their potential lies at the heart of Education Queensland’s commitment to all students. New Farm State School’s vision for students of higher ability is that they feel valued in a learning environment which both challenges and supports them to pursue excellence and develop a passion for lifelong learning in an ever-changing world where new ideas, creative solutions and critical thinking are in high demand in all fields of society.