Gifted Education

Congratulations to our Year 12 students

We are thrilled to share final results from Year 12 class of 2016.

• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally


Scholarship applications for 2018 entry are now open.

School Tours

Is your daughter starting Reception in 2018?

Junior School Twilight Tour:
Monday 4 September at 5pm

Our next whole School Tour is:
Thursday 14 September at 9am

Enrolment Enquiry

To learn more about St Peter's Girls' School, request a prospectus today.

Extended, Differentiated and Gifted Education at
St Peter’s Girls

St Peter’s Girls’ School welcomes girls with a range of abilities and, as part of ensuring all students reach their full potential, we will provide gifted and talented students with access to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities.  The EDGE program (Extended, Differentiated and Gifted Education) is the instrument to support the realisation of these educational aims.

Through EDGE, gifted and talented students will have a differentiated curriculum that provides extension, withdrawal and acceleration experiences as appropriate for each student. This individualised education allows students to learn at their optimum rate, maximising opportunities for self-fulfilment and development while challenging and extending students to achieve their cognitive and affective goals.

Differentiation as a strategy is beneficial to all students, not just the gifted, so we are working with our staff through professional learning to maximise student learning in the classroom. Focusing on differentiation means each teacher will know the students in their lesson as individuals and will plan accordingly to meet their needs. One size does not fit all. Differentiation with a dynamic curriculum allows our students many of the opportunities for learning. These include independence and choice over learning foci, an opportunity to explore areas of interest and passion, and opportunity for open-ended questioning and creative problem solving.

Introducing our Gifted Education Coordinator

Becca Burton-Howard
The EDGE program will be overseen by Rebecca Burton-Howard in a newly created Gifted Education Coordinator role. An inspiring educator, Becca has postgraduate qualifications in Teaching and Learning for Able and Gifted Pupils and was most recently the Director of Special Educational Needs Coordination at Cecil Jones College in Essex.

As part of her role, Becca will support and develop not just the student as a whole but also focus on student identification, staff development, home school communication, monitoring of progress and coordination of the EDGE withdrawal program.

Fostering a love of learning

We recognise that early identification and progressive strategies are crucial to the realisation of potential and that a gifted program is a necessary component of meeting the needs of our students. However, sustained development of each student’s talent is also vital in maintaining curiosity, inquiry and a love of learning.

We look forward to welcoming students to the EDGE program, nurturing the many talents of our girls, and inspiring the next generation of leaders, making St Peter’s Girls the school of choice for gifted girls.

EDGE Program – Additional Information

Our Voice

  • I love the small community and great teachers who care not only about their students’ grades, but also well-being and inclusivity for all.

    Eloise, Year 11

  • As a learner, I want to know more

    Gabriella, Year 12

  • Even though we have to get up early, I love rowing. Competing at the Head of the River made all the hard work worthwhile.

    Sophia, Year 10

  • I really like how when you walk down the main corridor, everyone says hi, including the teachers.

    Tegan, Year 6

  • Things I love about Saints? Non-judgemental, strives for excellence, wonderful opportunities, great teachers, international and multicultural.

    Klea, Year 11

  • The girls and the teachers are so friendly to be around and you can always get help from anyone in the class.

    Dimity, Year 8

  • The St Peter’s Girls’ ELC gives my daughter a place to be herself and explore her world in an environment she feels safe in and is immensely proud of.

    Current Parent

  • Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.

    Ebony, Year 8

  • I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.

    Current Parent

  • I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.

    Emma, Year 8

  • Good results come from hard work, commitment (on both the teacher’s and students’ behalf) and the establishment of positive relationships between the teacher and the students. Mutual understanding and respect are key.

    Anne, Teacher