Supporting parents and carers

Advice for parents and carers of high potential and gifted students.

The High Potential and Gifted Education Policy has been developed after extensive consultation with parent organisations including the Federation of Parents and Citizens Association of NSW, Gifted Families Support Group and Gifted Learners with Disability Australia.

Signs of high potential

High potential and gifted children tend to:

  • be intensely curious
  • learn new ideas or skills quickly and easily
  • display a good memory
  • ask complex questions
  • be creative
  • enjoy thinking in complex ways
  • require fewer repetitions when learning new things
  • become intensely focused in their area of interest or passion.

Children with high potential like to be challenged. If you observe your child is more advanced than their peers, in any area or domain, it is recommended that you discuss this with your child's teacher or other professional.

A rapid rate of learning means these children may enjoy opportunities beyond the typical level of other children their age.

Resources are available to support your child at school and at home.


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