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Killara High School

Killara High School

A great school close to home

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High Potential and Gifted Education

Introducing a High Potential Gifted Education (HPGE) Opportunity for Year 7 2023.

Killara High School is committed to the provision of high quality differentiated learning opportunities for all students. To cater specifically to the needs of high potential and gifted students Killara High School offers places in a High Potential Gifted Education (HPGE) class in Year 7.

Students in these classes will be engaged in learning opportunities that challenge and inspire students to achieve their potential. Teachers are trained in pedagogical practice to provide lesson structure, content and assessment to enhance student outcomes.

2023 HIGH POTENTIAL GIFTED EDUCATION (HPGE) CLASS FORMATION

Entry into the Year 7 HPGE classes will be determined through two processes:

1. Placement test

2. Handwritten letter to the Principal, Mr Chand.

Placement Test The ACER General Ability Test (AGAT) is an online test to assess students’ general reasoning ability. Students will be provided with a computer to access this test at our school.

The test assesses students’ reasoning skills in three areas:

● Verbal
● Numerical
● Abstract (visual)

Students are then asked to write a letter to Killara High School’s Principal, Mr Robin Chand outlining what they would like to achieve in the Year 7 HPGE program and what skills they would like to enhance whilst at Killara High School.

The Year 7 2023 HPGE classes will be determined after close examination of the test results and the letter to the principal.

Applications CLOSED on Friday 13th May 2022