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Ashfield Public School

Ashfield Public School

Every child, every opportunity

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Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented students have cognitive and emotional abilities that allow them to learn much more quickly than their age peers.

Gifted and talented students frequently require less explanation, fewer routines and reduced time for revision. As with students of all ability level, deep knowledge and understanding is facilitated through discussion, critical thinking, applying technology group work, exploration of issues and emphasis on "guidance" or discovery learning rather than "direct instruction".

Every child, every opportunity is Ashfield Public School's commitment to providing diverse learning initiatives across the school to cater for individual students including children identified as Gifted and Talented.

Alongside classroom programs, this commitment finds its focus as Triple E (Engagement, Extension and Enrichment).

An individual student's participation in a particular Triple E initiative may be based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • teacher observation
  • assessment data
  • student interest
  • parent request
  • availability of spaces 

Triple E initiatives at Ashfield Public School include:


Whole School

  • Glee Club
  • Zone Sports Clinics
  • Structured Play Lunchtime Program
  • Typing Program
  • Spelling Program
  • Maths
  • Public Speaking Competition
  • Deadly Kids Progam
  • Chinese Eisteddfod & Chinese Writing Competition                                                               


Years 3 – 6

  • Tournament of the Minds
  • Debating
  • Operation Art: Drawing & Painting
  • Greek Club
  • Art Portfolios for senior students
  • Operation Art - Photography
  • Operation Art - Drawing / Sketching
  • Badminton
  • My School Studio
  • Sydney Eisteddfod Poetry & Prose Recitation
  • University of NSW Tests
  • Spelling Bee


Years K – 2

  • K-2 Recorder
  • My School Studio
  • Art Circle
  • University of NSW Tests (Year 2 only)



  • Knitting