Dear Parents, At Sha Tin College, we encourage all learners to achieve their potential and pursue a range of interests. Curriculum leaders and classroom teachers develop differentiated schemes of work and lesson plans to provide stimulating curricula, catering to all learners.
We use both subject achievement indicators, through teacher recommendation, and objective measures, through standardised assessment data, to identify students who are achieving and functioning at higher levels than expected for their age group.
We acknowledge that we serve a significant number of gifted and talented students; therefore, we facilitate fulfillment of their potential by providing different opportunities for them to explore and extend their skills both inside and outside of school.
Within the school, we offer a plethora of extracurricular and CAS activities; our students can participate in several competitions related to sports, academics and performing arts. Please regularly peruse the school website to know about the different competitions during the course of the year.
Outside of school, several agencies offer a wide range of courses. Here below, I have outlined some of the many opportunities that exist in Hong Kong and beyond.
Gifted & Talented Programmes for Students 2017/18
The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) are a non- governmental organisation providing support to all gifted students aged 10-18 and their parents across Hong Kong. They are currently advertising courses for this term. For further details, please visit their website or use the links below. http://www.hkage.org.hk/en/students/student
Program for the Gifted & Talented ( PGT) , Faculty of Education,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PGT regularly organizes the Spring, Summer and Winter programmes for gifted and talented students from Y3 to Y13. The courses offered in these programmes are specially designed to provide highly challenging out-of-school learning opportunities which will enable them to explore and develop their potential in an enriched learning environment. For details and application, please visit the website. http://www.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/pgt/Student/regular_program_e.php
John Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth
With its headquarters in the US, but with international branches, The Johns Hopkins University Centre for Talented Youth aims to identify and develop the talents of the advanced learners worldwide. http://cty.jhu.edu/
CTY is hosting an upcoming information session at Renaissance College Hong Kong. This is merely to help you, as parents, get easier access to first-hand information regarding the courses available through their programmes. Click here for details of the upcoming session at RCHK.
Stanford University – Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
Again based in the US but with international outreach, Stanford University’s EPGY aims to develop computer based courses in Maths, Physics, English, Computer Programming and other subjects. For further details, please visit their website or use the links below
Tournament of Minds Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving programme for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. Every year we represent our school though two teams at the event. Teams solve challenges from a choice of disciplines:
- Applied Technology
- Language Literature
- Maths Engineering
- Social Sciences
For more information, please visit the following websites:
Hong Kong branch: https://www.tom.edu.au/Branch/hk/Default.aspx
If you have any questions regarding these programmes, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Sha Tin College