Gifted and talented students have unique and often asynchronous learning needs that are addressed principally through our differentiated curriculum at all year levels of our College. Additionally, in recognition that some students need to learn differently, we have created an opportunity for gifted and talented students to do just that through what was formerly framed as a break out Q’ed Program.
In 2019, this break out program for Middle Years students has transformed into a Q’ed process which is on offer for any student in any year level who has been formally identified as gifted, as well as for students with high potential and an exceptional appetite for learning and talent development. This could be in a single or diverse range of subject or learning domains.
Some examples of the opportunities available to students through the Q’ed program may include the following:
Interdisciplinary learning opportunities such as Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathalon, World Scholars Cup, The Third paradise forum - The Art of Positive Change.
Entrepreneurial learning opportunities such as Upstart Challenge, The $20 Boss Program.
Discipline specific learning opportunities such as National Science Week, Maths Talent Quest, Maths Olympiad, Debating, Scratch Coding and commerce days, Coding Robotics and the Internet of Things.
Faith based learning opportunities such as the Vinnies Winter Sleepout, The Hague International Model UN, Model UN – Youth and Victoria, Philosothon.
This new look Q’ed process provides identified students with a Q’ed learner identity and learning plan whilst still allowing them full access to the learning that matters. The Q’ed opportunities encourage students to explore, understand and extend themselves as learners. It enables and empowers Q’ed students to travel to the parameters of the unknown and beyond for the enrichment and extension of self and the greater good of all. In modeling 21st century learning, it is a process involving and empowering not just the gifted and talented individual but the Christian College Community as a whole.
For more details on the Q'ed Program, please contact:
Middle School - Highton