Burwood Girls High School

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High Potential and Gifted Education

Burwood Girls High School offers the High Potential and Gifted Education program, formerly known as Gifted and Talented, to students in Year 7 and Year 8.

HPGE Coordinator: Ms Kristen Lee, PDHPE Faculty.

What is the Year 7 HPGE Program?

This program is an opportunity for you to extend yourself, be challenged and work on something you’re interested in, in addition to your regular classes.

The focus of the Year 7 program is the development of Rich Tasks across the curriculum. A Rich Task is a multi-faceted and challenging piece of work that is problem based and engages the learner and connects to the world beyond the classroom. Rich Tasks are negotiated with each student in terms of task concept, framework, skills involved, outcomes targeted, project mode and timeline.

Gaining selection for the HPGE program

There is no test to apply for the program. Selection happens in Year 7, early in Term 1, generally after the students have attended Year 7 camp and settled into high school.

All students must self-nominate by creating a 1 minute video that tells us a little bit about yourself and why you want to be part of the HPGE program.

Then, a combination of considerations include:

  • The self-nomination video
  • Scores in NAPLAN and Best Start Year 7 tests
  • Parent nominations using the checklist provided
  • Teacher nominations and professional judgement
  • One-on-one Interviews with the HPGE coordinator

For more details about the selection process: HPGE Selection Task Letter Year 7 2024 (PDF 226KB)

Please visit the Gifted and Talented website to view the great work of our 2020 Year 7 students.


For Year 7 Parents to nominate their child: https://forms.gle/7cHg9RHDjyf2ZoZB6

Year 7 HPGE Nomination Letter for Parents 2024 (PDF 205KB)

For Year 7 students to self-nominate and upload their video: Join the Google Classroom: ntma4yy

Year 7 nominations close on Tuesday 2 April 2024 at 3:15pm.

Year 8 HPGE program

We are running this program in 2021 due to the high demand for extension opportunities in Year 8, as there has not been a specific HPGE program on offer for a few years.

The purpose of the program is to bridge the gap between the existing Year 7 HPGE program and the opportunity to choose electives such as Futures Learning in Years 9 and 10.

We hope that by participating in the program, students will get an opportunity to develop their existing talents and build new skills whilst inspiring others to make a positive change in the world.

Further information: Year 8 HPGE program information for students (PDF 575KB)


For Year 8 Students and parents to nominate: https://forms.gle/1iptfMqnJi4Q7URY8

Nominations for Year 8 have closed.