At Tangara giftedness is celebrated and accepted. Tangara works in collaboration with parents to cater for the unique learning needs of its gifted and talented students who are entitled to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities. Teachers are supported and trained by gifted education specialists to align programming for gifted students with their individual learning needs, strengths, interests and goals.
Initiatives are based on research of current best practice using the Gagne’s Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. Differentiated in-class learning, coupled with individually negotiated tasks, allows them to work at the appropriate level within a mixed ability setting. Some students may be accelerated either through a whole-grade skip or in a single subject area.
Gifted and talented students have opportunities to be involved in challenge beyond the classroom in Tangara’s extensive co-curricular programs and competitions. Identified students are mentored and meet regularly to discuss their learning needs giving them opportunities to connect with other like-minded peers.