St Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Kindergarten

Caboolture, Queensland

Gifted Education impresses at St. Paul’s Lutheran

Gifted Education image webCleopatra, Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Galileo were just a few of the famous visitors who dropped in to St. Paul's Lutheran Primary School last week. As part of the Gifted Education Program, 24 students from Years 2 to 6 transformed into important, distinguished personages, to educate and inspire the many guests at St. Paul's glittering "Night of the Notables".

The Notable program has been part of the Prep to Year 6 Gifted Education options available at St Paul’s Lutheran for the past two years. “The students raised the benchmark and output levels once again. This was affirmed to me by parents and guests on the evening,” said Principal Mr. Anton Prinsloo, when congratulating the 2014 Notables.

St Paul’s Lutheran is using the original concept and purpose behind the ‘Night of the Notables’ approach. The program was initially designed to meet the needs of gifted students and to build up their self-esteem about their own giftedness. The school’s Gifted Education specialist, Mrs. Christine Gillions, has further enhanced this approach by ensuring the program is driven by current research in how young gifted students best learn. The program is also supported by the latest information technology, including the 24/7 virtual classroom.

A video of St. Paul’s ‘Night of the Notables’ program has been produced at the request of one of the guests, Dr. Meg Noack, Executive Officer of Curriculum for Lutheran Education Queensland. Later this month, Dr. Noack will be televising the video to other schools, showcasing quality Gifted Education at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School. For more information about Gifted Education at St. Paul’s Lutheran, call Reception on (07) 5495 5899.