Mudgeeraba Creek State School acknowledges the students who show a talent or gift in an area of our curriculum.
Our curriculum is provided at a level that is consistent with a student's abilities – enabling them to become confident independent learners who achieve to their potential.
A collaborative team approach is used in the management of curriculum provision to gifted and talented students to provide consistent and continuous identification processes school-wide. The Student Services team oversees the support of student learning and:
- establishes identification and provision processes for gifted and talented students at the school
- monitors these processes
- negotiates and endorses a course of action for each student
- establishes a school-wide process for determining whether acceleration (year advancement) is appropriate when planning provision for a student already identified as gifted and talented and whose needs are not being met through differentiation and enrichment.
- ensures the maintenance of ongoing monitoring and comprehensive records.
Acceleration to a higher year-level curriculum
Acceleration of a student for a subject and or a whole year level advancement may be considered upon thorough review from the Student Services Team and the school Principal.
For highly gifted students, accelerated progression to a higher year-level curriculum may be appropriate ─ either in one or more subjects or for the full curriculum.
Decisions regarding the provision of a higher year-level curriculum and achievement standard, in one or more subjects/learning areas are:
- based on quantitative and qualitative evidence that it is appropriate for this student
- made in consultation with parents (and students where appropriate)
- reviewed following a minimum of six weeks trial of the accelerated placement (to ensure that the placement matches the needs, interests and abilities of the student).
Provision of a higher year-level curriculum may involve:
- learning area/subject acceleration
- full year-level acceleration (year advancement or 'accelerated progression').
This provision is documented in an Individual Curriculum Plan.
Additional curriculum offerings
Each year a variety of curriculum, offerings are available to students:
- Robina State High (RSHS)school subject extension to students in Year 5 and 6
- Extension program in Japanese – also linked to RSHS Japanese Immersion program
- Queensland Academies Maths extension challenge Year 6
- Combined primary schools debating competition Years 5 and 6
- ICT Young Explorers Challenging years 5 and 6
- Students who show talent in sport, have the opportunity to represent the school, district or region in swimming athletics, cross country in summer and winter sports
- RSHS Intra primary school Futsal challenge
- Gold Coast, State and National Science competitions
- Instrument music excellence camp (yearly) offered to students in Years 5 and 6
The school has a specialist STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) classrooms to enhance the teaching of STEM beyond science, maths and technology already taught by classroom teachers in all classrooms.
Japanese taught from Prep – Year 6 enhancing learning opportunities for all our students.