Students with special abilities are those who are capable of outstanding achievement and performance. Their educational programmes, beyond those normally provided in the regular school programme, are referred to as GATE (Gifted and Talented Education).
Identification of GATE StudentsThe HOS Year 9 places incoming Year 9 students in form classes and liaises with the GATE Coordinator with regard to the identification of students with special abilities. Classroom teachers also have the chance to nominate students with GATE potential at the end of each Term.
Students will be identified from a range of sources and processes, including:
Cashmere High School Teachers
Examination and test results – NCEA Level 1-4
Previous school records
Definition of GATE Students“Academically gifted who possess demonstrated exceptional academic ability.”
As a general guideline about 10% of students will be identified as having special abilities:
General intellectual ability
Leadership ability (covered by SLT and HoS Leadership Programmes)
Specific academic aptitude i.e. visual arts, Te reo, performing arts, creative thinking etc
Gate ProgrammeThe GATE programme will include enrichment activities to extend understanding and skills and/or curriculum acceleration to provide learning at a challenging level
(Flow ChartClick here).
GATE Programme split into Senior and Junior school
Awareness of preferred learning styles, study skills and how to learn
Future Problem Solving/CIE/Scholarship Programme
Tertiary STAR courses
GATE Conferences (International/National/Regional)
Junior and Senior Enrichment Days / Model UN/EU / Radio Show
GATE Coordinator: Leigh Barker