Published on: 27 March 2020

Last week saw boys in the Preparatory School engage in a fun-filled week of Gifted Awareness Week activities.

Gifted Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the identification, support and learning needs of gifted children and to celebrate the dedication of individuals and educational bodies who are making a positive difference in the lives of gifted children and their families.

Throughout the week, boys had the opportunity to engage in a variety of lunchtime sessions including making 3D objects and glider planes, a Rubik’s cube masterclass, and learning spelling strategies for spelling bee success.

Year 6 student Samuel Ramachandran and winner of the spelling bee said some of the words were difficult but it was excellent preparation for the Spelling Bee later in the year.

“Consistently achieving excellent marks in school assessments may sometimes be a cause for concern rather than celebration,” says Co-ordinator of the Centre for Excellence in the Preparatory School, Mrs Victoria Wisker.

“This is because it may be an indication that students are not receiving the level of challenge that they need in order to progress.”

“Providing gifted students with daily challenge in their classrooms ensures that their learning continues to progress.”

“It also helps to build resilience and develop the mindset necessary for increased motivation and achievement.”

Interested in learning more about gifted awareness at Christ Church? See our Centre for Excellence page.