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Students from country WA

Children with exceptional abilities from country Western Australia have access to the Gifted and Talented Programs.

Children who wish to participate in a Gifted and Talented Academic, Arts or Languages Secondary Selective Programs have access to a range of options:

Students in regional Western Australia are not required to travel to Perth and will be allocated a testing venue within their education region based on the location of their child’s current school.  Country testing is coordinated by Regional Assessment Coordinators who will organise venues based on the location of students in their region.  For more information contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or by emailing gtsu@education.wa.edu.au.

Selective Academic Program Online

If you live in country Western Australia, your child can apply for the Selective Academic Program Online. Using computer links and innovative technology, your child can access the program without moving to Perth. Each online program is managed by a coordinator from the school offering the program:

The online mathematics and science program is conducted from Perth Modern School.

The online humanities (English, society and environment) program is conducted from Kelmscott Senior High School.

If your child attends, or will attend a public secondary school in a regional area, they will be able to access the online program.

Selection into these programs is based on the results of the Academic Selective Entrance Test.

Residential colleges

Country students offered a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Program placement are able to apply to board at City Beach Residential College. The Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance is also available to those who do not qualify for:

  • the Australian Government’s Assistance for Isolated Children
  • WA Government’s Boarding Away from Home allowances.

The Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance is valued at up to $2 105 a year (as at 2013).

To find out more, contact City Beach Residential College on 9285 2672 or visit their website.