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High Potential and Gifted Education

High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE)

The High Potential and Gifted Education Policy applies to all NSW public schools, teachers, and students.

Teaching and learning experiences should be supported by research into effective practices for facilitating high achievement and talent development. Optimal learning environments, where students feel supported and encouraged to achieve excellence in their learning, will ensure that all students including high potential and gifted students have the opportunity to achieve their best.

Link to NSW Department of Education website for HPGE

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the policy further, please contact the HPGE team (Susie Taylor, Sue McIntosh and Kitty Liu) via the school email. 

APS staff attending a presentation by Helen Dudeney.


We encourage students to participate in competitions that align with their interests and passions. Please reach out to the HPGE team if you would like discuss any opportunities listed below. 

Young Artists Competition 2023

Hornsby Art Society are delighted to present this event designed to encourage the next generation of artists. 

This year’s theme is “Portraiture” and entries must adhere to the theme. Portraiture need not necessarily relate to humans, it may be a portrait of your favourite pet for example.

The competition will be held from Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 2nd April. Prizes will awarded for categories aged 5 – 7 yrs, 8 – 11 yrs, 12 – 15 yrs.

Entries close at 5pm on 24th March 2023.

Please click on the link to the event page for more information regarding the competition. 

Revisiting Gifted Education