Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs provide the opportunity for exceptionally able students to study in learning environments that challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.

Students in Gifted and Talented programs learn with like-minded peers, following an enriched curriculum designed for their needs, delivered by teachers with expert skills and knowledge. Access is provided to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs with opportunities to take part in national and international competitions.

The selection process starts when students are in Year 5, testing in Year 6, with placement starting from Year 7. Limited vacancies may also be available for entry into Years 9, 10 and 11 only.

The Gifted and Talented program at Duncraig Senior High School provides a program extending/accelerating students from Years 7 to 12, in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and English.

The program enables the most Gifted and Talented students to interact with their peers at a higher level than can normally be provided within a regular classroom or school. Both within and beyond the classroom the Gifted and Talented program at Duncraig provides opportunities for students to participate in a program that promotes academic rigour within a supportive and enjoyable learning environment.

Entry Requirements

Entry into this program is only available through a rigorous testing process, and students who are successful in gaining a place in this program do not need to reside within our intake area.

Applications for 2025 programs are now closed.   Information including key dates and applicant guidelines for upcoming testing can be accessed via the Department of Education website here.

Registration of interest for 2026 are now being accepted.

Parent Information Evenings

Parent information evenings for the Gifted and Talented Secondary Program occur between October and November. All sessions contain the same content and detail the application, selection and placement process for entry to Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs. All sessions commence at 6pm (unless otherwise noted on the schedule) and run for approximately 40 minutes. Sessions are very popular, so RSVP is essential.