Gifted and Talented

Champion your child's talent. Apply now for Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs in 2021.

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Gifted and Talented

Your child can discover a world of opportunities in our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs. 

Your child will study with other exceptionally able students in learning environments that will challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.

They will follow a curriculum designed specifically for their needs and will have access to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs as well as the opportunity to take part in competitions at national and international levels.

Programs are offered at 22 select public secondary schools, including a fully selective academic school, an arts college, a regional school and an online program for country students. This year, applications open for entry into new Gifted and Talented academic programs in 2021 at Ellenbrook Secondary College and Harrisdale Senior High School, giving your family even more options.

Champion your child's talent

Gifted and Talented Minister information

Earlier this year, the Minister for Education and Training asked the Department to map out the Gifted and Talented programs currently offered at schools across the State.

When planning for a selective entrance program the Department considers a range of factors including:

  • geographical location
  • proximity to transport options
  • availability of appropriate facilities
  • capacity to absorb students from outside the local intake area
  • availability of sufficient eligible students to maintain a viable program at new and existing host schools
  • the school’s capacity to deliver a high quality program.

The final decision as to where and when a new Gifted and Talented program might open is made by the Minister for Education and Training, based on advice of the Department of Education.

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