Fort Street High School

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Telephone02 8585 1600

Gifted Education

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Teachers at Fort Street are committed to helping our gifted students reach their academic potential by creating programs which build on the learning continuum, promote creative and critical thinking and incorporate differentiation to give them challenging and meaningful learning experiences.

In 2016 the teaching staff received training from University of NSW in Gifted and Talented education; new staff undertake this training to ensure quality teaching and learning continues to be at the core of our practice. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds themselves, and bringing a diverse range of talents and skills, teachers celebrate the diversity found in the classroom.

Students at Fort Street are encouraged to become effective global citizens and leaders of the rapidly changing 21st century. Fortians are encouraged not only to maximise their full academic potential, but also to develop individual skills and talents across a wide range of areas, and develop learning strategies to be independent, self-motivated, life-long learners. They are encouraged to build emotional resilience, self-reliance and leadership potential. As well as developing their own gifts, Fortians are expected to recognise their responsibility to the wider community, and commit to a strong sense of social justice, fairness and equity.