Identifying Gifted and Talented Students

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 2019 entry are now open.

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At St Peter’s Girls we have defined gifted students as those with an innate ability, who present a natural and outstanding aptitude or competence for exceptional performance. A talented student is one who demonstrates high levels of achievement with a specific ability in particular domains including art, music, sport, leadership or the performing arts.

These students are not only significantly above their peers academically but often demonstrate particular learning characteristics as highlighted by some of the lead academics, Renzulli and Piirto. They are committed to their tasks and creative in their approach to learning. They often have superior memory, observational powers, curiosity and the ability to learn accurately and progress quickly.

A holistic approach to identification will be used to select students for the program, drawing from a range of data sources, such as school-based or standardised assessment, gifted and talented characteristic lists, observations, teacher reports, student interviews, parental contribution and, when appropriate, psychological testing.

St Peter’s Girls has the following objectives for gifted students:

  • To ensure early identification and support for all gifted and talented students from ELC to Year 12, including those who show potential.
  • To ensure that all gifted and talented students throughout the school have the opportunity to realize their potential.
  • To support all gifted and talented students in achieving ambitious destination outcomes.
  • To provide a curriculum that extends and enriches the learning experience of all gifted and talented students.
  • To provide courageous and creative teaching that inspires and challenges our gifted and talented students.
  • To accurately assess and track the progress of gifted and talented students so that focused interventions can be provided where necessary to support and promote progress.

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

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    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

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    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