About the Program
The Gifted and Talented Selective Entrance Program is a rigorous and challenging academic program where selected students study an enriched curriculum of Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities (MESH subjects) together as a stable class group from Years 7 to 10. The classes provide a stimulating environment that encourages student teamwork, motivation and engagement. The program also offers challenges outside the classroom, providing students with opportunities to develop STEM skills through activities promoting creativity, collaboration and cooperation. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to partner with universities and private and not-for-profit organisations, often in highly collaborative or competition-based environments.
Support continues into Senior School, where Year 11 and 12 Gifted and Talented students’ progress is tracked and monitored while opportunities and engagement with various universities are provided to prepare them for their selected individual pathways post-school.
At Melville SHS, the Gifted and Talented teaching team understands the need to challenge students and consistently look for innovative ways to engage the gifted learner. The collaborative partnership between parents, teachers and other professionals ensures that students have the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge in a highly supportive environment.