(Program for Students with High Intellectual Potential)
Seaton High School has worked closely with our feeder primary schools since 2001 in order to:
teach Higher Order Thinking Strategies to all students, and
nurture gifted students to their full potential.
Our feeder primary schools are:
Hendon Primary School
Grange Primary School
West Lakes Shore School R -7
Higher Order Thinking Strategies
We recognise that all children benefit from learning experiences that develop their:
critical and creative thinking skills.
Seaton High School's practice is to provide a systematic approach to the development of these skills across all the year levels in all the Learning Areas. Higher Order Thinking Strategies include: Bloom's Taxonomy, Compass Rose, Moral Dilemmas, SWOT Analysis and graphic organisers such as Consequence Wheel, Fishbone and Comparison Grid.
We recognise that children who possess exceptional and unique abilities, talents and interests:
learn at a pace and depth that sets them apart from their age peers, and
require modifications to their teaching and learning experiences so that they become confident, independent and self-directed learners, and
require structures that accommodate their social, emotional and physical needs
The SHIP classes at Seaton High School provide structured and supported opportunities for gifted students to:
interact with peers with similar interests and abilities
study at greater depth and speed
engage in enrichment and extension courses within the school and with community based services, and
accelerate into higher year levels, where appropriate and if in their best interest.
Selection for the Year 8 SHIP class is based on:
primary teachers' nominations
student self nomination, and
For further information in regard to the school's SHIP Program, contact the Principal or the SHIP Cluster Coordinator on (08) 8445 2944.