GATE Program

St Paul’s School GATE program aims to assist and support the development of intellectual gifts into talents by:

  • appropriate identification using diagnostic testing, particularly from year 4-6
  • provision of well-planned extension (class withdrawal) programs that can include the development of a variety of skills including:
    • independent working skills
    • critical and creative thinking skills
    • higher-order thinking skills
    • research skills
    • self-regulation theory and practice
    • problem solving skills
    • self-confidence and personal responsibility
    • development and understanding of intrinsic motivation
  • provision of external opportunities when possible and appropriate
  • individual support where appropriate and possible
  • support, when possible, for our school staff in gifted education