The Department of Education of Western Australia provides two levels of provision for Gifted and Talented students – supplementary and school-based. The Gifted and Talented program is offered only at selected high schools across the metropolitan area. Duncraig Senior High School is one of these schools.
The Gifted and Talented program at Duncraig Senior High School provides a program extending/accelerating students from Years 8 to 10, in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and English.
The program enables the most Gifted and Talented students to interact with their peers at a higher level than can normally be provided within a regular classroom or school. Both within and beyond the classroom the Gifted and Talented program at Duncraig provides opportunities for students to participate in a program that promotes academic rigour within a supportive and enjoyable learning environment.
Entry into this program is only available through a rigorous testing process, with annual testing held in May.
Students who are successful in gaining a place in this program do not need to reside within our intake area.
Parent Information Evenings
Parent information evenings for the Gifted and Talented Secondary Program occur between October and November. All sessions contain the same content and detail the application, selection and placement process for entry to Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs. All sessions commence at 6pm (unless otherwise noted on the schedule) and run for approximately 40 minutes. Sessions are very popular so RSVP is essential.
Yuta Murray - Year 8
I decided to enrol for the Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program because I wanted to see how I would stand against other students in Western Australia by taking the test.
The Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program has offered me an entirely new experience where not only you get a more detailed and interesting curriculum, but you get an opportunity to study with very interesting people who share your passion for learning. We help each other out and share interesting ideas together.
Being part of the Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program has given me the opportunity to be part of many exciting events. My two favourite have been Debating and Opti Minds. We have also participated in activities such as Coding, Robotics and Forensic Science.
Aislinn Fischer - Year 8
I decided to enrol for the Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program to give myself better opportunities to learn, and to give myself a better future.
The benefits of being part of the Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program include being taught by teachers who teach in a fun, interesting way that has furthered my learning. I have also made brilliant friends, who think just like I do.
Being part of the Gifted & Talented Selective Academic Program has given my many opportunities in the past two years, including being able to participate in numerous Maths and Science competitions, being involved in Debating and creative problem solving with Opti Minds, and attending the ballet to see Romeo and Juliet.