Welcome To Hillmorton High School

Creating Better Futures

Gifted and Talented

“Ko te Tamaiti te taonga”

The Child is the gift

As a school community, in partnership with our whanau/families, we are committed to providing for the needs of all students.

For those gifted and talented students in our school we seek to establish programmes and ensure provision to cater for and strengthen, the individual talents and special abilities of students in a wide range of giftedness – in both curricular and extra-curricular programmes.

Each department develops suitably differientated programmes that recognise the cognitive, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students. Provision takes many forms – extension opportunities; acceleration appropriate to needs and individual programmes.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in workshops with visiting tutors; compete in national and international competitions such as ICAS and many have the opportunity to participate in leadership activities such as Outward Bound, Spirit of Adventure  to name but two.

Gifted and talented provision is aligned closely to the school goals of  Rigorous pursuit of Academic Success; Celebrating Community and Diversity and Developing leadership and independence.