At Corinda, we believe it is important to develop our academically gifted students, just as we do students who possess skills in music, sport or other talents. Our goal is to engage each student in learning at a level that provides challenge suitable to their skills.
We model our Gifted and Talented Program on Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. Students who are Talented in specific skills or fields have the opportunity to enter one of our Programs of Excellence. Additionally, students who are Gifted and require an acceleration of curriculum are provided an individual curriculum plan to ensure appropriate challenge is offered.
Our Excellence and Honours Programs provide extension in their field beyond the mainstream classroom. The program allows students to become autonomous learners who are actively engaged in the development of their skills and talents.
Our teaching team is comprised of staff who are experts in their fields. They stay abreast of current and emerging research to ensure that their curriculum is dynamic and engaging. We have professional partnerships with Griffith University, QUT and UQ to ensure our programs have real world applications. All staff who teach our Gifted and Talented students undergo GERRIC training allowing them to:
- Identify Gifted and Talented students
- Differentiate the curriculum for high ability students
- Understand Gifted Education best practice
Our programs on offer include:
- Platinum Honours
- Maths / Science Honours
- English / Humanities Honours
- Engineering, Design and Technology Excellence
- Culinary Excellence
- Music Excellence
- Visual Art Excellence
- Dance Excellence
- Football Excellence
- Tennis Excellence