Helping your child reach their potential

Wednesday, 29/06/2022 Posted by: Annabel Irvin

At Stuartholme School our academic program focuses on the individual learning experience. We craft a student’s learning journey from their first day to their graduation with flexibility for discoveries along the way.

A key feature of the learning experience is our Enrichment Program which is designed to develop the potential of each student by providing a pathway that acknowledges their individual gifts and talents.

The Enrichment Program has five elements, which are summarised below.

  • Identification of high-potential students

Our program uses a continuous and flexible process involving a combination of careful and sensitive observations and objective assessments to build a detailed picture of students so that confident judgments can be made about students with high potential.

  • Individual Learning Plans

The unique characteristics of each student inform decisions about how the curriculum should be modified for high-potential students. Individual Learning Plans are developed to ensure the most beneficial modifications to curriculum programs are made and that challenging co-curricular options are available to high-achieving students.

  • Differentiation

Differentiation refers to modifications of the curriculum to meet the learning needs of students. For high-potential students, content might be offered at a greater depth or at a more complex level or there may be a greater focus on higher-order thinking, real-world applications, or a choice about the way mastery of learning is demonstrated may be offered to students.

  • Acceleration

Acceleration is another way to provide for high-potential students. In general, acceleration refers to any approach that results in students moving through the curriculum at a faster pace. Typically, high potential students may be accelerated in particular subjects either by sending the student to a higher year level for study or by bringing materials from a higher year level into the student’s current class. Skipping a year level is another less commonly used approach to acceleration.

  • Co-curricular Enrichment Activities

Stuartholme offers a wide range of enrichment activities that all students can access. These include competitions, special programs and out-of-school learning opportunities. For high-potential students these present opportunities to strive for personal excellence and interact with other high-achieving students.

Visit Stuartholme for one of our Action Tours and find out more about our Enrichment Program.