Gifted Education

​What is Giftedness?

In alignment with the Gifted Education Position Statement: Catholic Education Archdiocese of Brisbane,  we support Francoys Gagne’s (2008) Differentiated Model of Giftedness (DMGT) which states that:

  • ‘Giftedness is the possession and use of outstanding natural abilities to a degree that places an individual at least among the top 10% of age peers in one or more of the following ability domains: intellectual, creative, social, perceptual and physical.’
  • ‘Talent is the outstanding mastery of systematically developed abilities called competencies, knowledge and skills in at least one field of human performance which is at least in the top 10% of age peers in that domain.’


We also acknowledge Dr Cathie Harrison’s definition (2003) of the gifted child as being one:

  • ‘who performs or who has the ability to perform at a level significantly beyond his or her chronologically aged peers and whose unique abilities and characteristics require special provisions and social and emotional support from the family, community and educational context.’

At St Rita’s we are committed to ensuring that all students are provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential by offering curriculum modification within the areas of Content, Process, Product and Environmental Modifications. ​