At West Leeming, we aim to provide high quality curriculum differentiation for all students. We also offer school-based enrichment and extension programs to students who have been identified as academically talented from years 4 to 6. These project- based extension programs are designed to develop problem solving and reflective skills in a collaborative working environment. We incorporate the Bloom’s Taxonomy framework and Higher Order Thinking Strategies (HOTS) to engage our students in passion projects.

Gifted students demonstrate potential that is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains: intellectual, creative, social and emotional, and physical.

Common traits of gifted children are:

  • Advanced vocabulary
  • Needs little repetition to master new concepts
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Explores subjects in depth
  • Creative thinking
  • Advanced empathy
  • Asks complex questions
  • Detailed answers for simple questions
  • Extremely inquisitive
  • Engages easily with adults
  • High energy levels

At West Leeming our academic extension programs occur in two formats:

  • Before School program (Years 3 and 4)
  • Withdrawal program (Years 5 and 6)

We also provide a mental mathematics extension program for year 4-6 through our Numero club. Selected students from this club compete against other schools in an interschool event. In 2023 our year 6 team ‘Smooth Operations’ were the state champions.