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Glenwood High School

Glenwood High School

Opportunity Through Learning

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COST: A non-refundable fee of $50 is required to cover the cost of administering and marking the assessments and tests.

REGISTRATION: Registration is done online via:_

Please note : This is available to students enrolled with Glenwood High School for Year 7 2024 & live in the catchment area. No out of area applications will be accepted.

Glenwood High School is an educational institution which maintains high expectations for learning, providing a supportive environment in which students have every opportunity to excel. The gifted and talented team, comprising teachers from all faculties, aims to provide relevant and engaging learning opportunities to students, while supporting activities which identify and celebrate ability in a wide range of learning areas.

Targeted students and groups in the classroom setting explore alternate and extension tasks which aim to challenge their learning, while extra-curricular activities build upon the talent students have displayed through engagement with their coursework. Our teachers understand that students displaying above average potential and performance may exist in all classrooms, and as such, provide opportunities for the delivery of best practice in High Performing and Gifted Education .

Our participation in gifted and talented education conferences and workshops has ensured that Glenwood High School remains at the forefront of contemporary pedagogical practice, developed through thorough research and trialling in schools.


Glenwood High School operates three specialised High Performing and Gifted Education classes: one in Year 7 and two in Year 8. Admission into the Year 7 class is through the successful completion of an external assessment, prepared and evaluated by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). When students transitioning to Year 8, high-performing students from across the grade are provided with the opportunity to enter the High Performing and Gifted Education  stream. 


Student participation in extra-curricular activities, including debating workshops and tournaments, academic competitions across a wide range of subjects, sporting challenges, creative and performing arts initiatives and other High Performing and Gifted Education initiatives allow for students to engage in activities which interest and challenge them. 

As an annual tradition that aims to celebrate giftedness in a range of learning areas, Glenwood High School's "GR8 GATsby" sees selected students from our local area, as well as our own student cohort, engage in a range of educational challenges delivered by our Year 8 gifted and talented students. This has allowed all participating students to benefit from collaborating in teams, with the students from our feeder primary schools working closely with current junior students from our school.

The High Performing and Gifted Education program at Glenwood High School aims to celebrate ability in a wide range of learning areas, thereby catering for the diverse needs and interests of our students.

Please watch Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent clip below