All students at Ashmore State School have the opportunity to develop their skills according to their aptitude to develop their true potential. It is our jobs as teachers to make sure we facilitate the growth of gifts into talents. It is a teacher’s responsibility to identify these skills and challenge students accordingly to personalise their learning leading to optimal results. It is crucial that those students who have been identified as gifted and talented are given appropriate opportunities to engage, stimulate and develop their potential. It is the classroom teacher’s responsibility to:
- identify the special gifts and talents of students, implement effective learning strategies and provide appropriate resources
- Regularly monitor the performance of students using a range of assessment measures so that assessment informs teaching.
Ashmore State School, in partnership with the IMPACT Centre, is proud to offer students the opportunity to participate in Critical Thinking programs. Students are required to meet criteria to be selected in the program. Families are communicated with to gain permission for their child to attend.
The courses runs for 12 weeks and students attend once per week. They participate in web conferences with a teacher from the IMPACT Centre while being supervised by an Ashmore staff member. The lessons extend students critical thinking skills and ability to apply their new learning in a range of contexts.
The Opti-MINDS Challenge is an opportunity for all those with a passion for learning & problem solving to showcase their skills & talents in an exciting, vibrant & public way.
Students from Yr 3 to 6 meet on a regular basis to have input into the good management of the school, the needs of students and the manner in which they can help the school and wider community through fundraising activities and showcasing talents and skills. This particular group of students play a vital role in insuring all students have a voice in Ashmore State School.