In alignment with the BCE Gifted Education Position Statement: Catholic Education Archdiocese of Brisbane we acknowledge the definition of the gifted child as being one:
who performs or who has the ability to perform at a level significantly beyond his or her chronologically aged peers and whose unique abilities and characteristics require special provisions and social and emotional support from the family, community and educational context.
At St Agatha's we maintain high expectations and strive hard to provide enriching and supportive challenges for our learners. For a student consistently achieving above the expected year level or for those experiencing difficulties, in collaboration with the class teacher our experienced Learning Enrichment Team is able to:
Our Learning Enrichment Team works in close collaboration with Parents, Teachers, our school Guidance Counsellor, Principal, a range of Catholic Education Consultants and external professionals to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all students.
Within primary settings, educational psychology services are delivered to clusters of schools. The Guidance Counsellor delivers direct services to schools providing consultancy on learning needs, behaviour management, psycho-educational assessment, counselling and proactive initiatives.
Below is the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework and the Model of Pedagogy that informs all that we do at St Agatha's Clayfield.