Hunters Hill High School

Opera Ad Maiora – By Hard Work to Greater Things

Telephone02 9817 4565

Co-curricular activities

Hunters Hill High School offers extensive opportunities in extra-curricular activities. Please contact the relevant department or year advisor for information on extra-curricular activities. 

Gifted and talented program 2018

Hunters Hill High School offers gifted and talented classes in both Year 7 and 8. Our school aims to identify gifts and foster talents within children, and provide teaching and learning opportunities for them to achieve their potential by:

  • enrichment of core curricula at all levels
  • support for emotional and social needs
  • specialised programs.

Need and Validity in Gifted and Talented Education program

The Hunters Hill High School's Need and Validity in Gifted and Talented Education (NAVIGATE) program offers a gifted and talented class for selected students within a co-educational, comprehensive learning community.

NAVIGATE fosters a range of enriching learning experiences and academic endeavours. There is differentiated curricula to facilitate imagination, abstraction, creativity and intuitive expression.

What do gifted children need?

  • Understanding of ways in which to maximise their individual potential.
  • Curriculum experiences that allow enriched learning.
  • Educational programs that foster flexibility, freedom, depth and complexity.
  • A learning environment designed to foster creativity and independent learning.
  • Learning opportunities which go beyond the normal classroom context.
  • Challenging activities which encourage risk taking.
  • A sense of belonging by collaborating with like-minded individuals.

Is my child exceptional?

Gifted learners often possess:

  • a heightened level of curiosity
  • capacity to learn at faster rates
  • a wider variety of interests
  • power of concentration
  • ability to handle abstract ideas
  • superior reasoning
  • flexibility of thinking
  • ability to see a number of viewpoints
  • alert and subtle sense of humour
  • imaginative expression
  • heightened sensitivity and empathy
  • leadership skills.

Contact Ruth Simpson (Head Teacher: Teaching and Learning) for more information.

Adventurous journeys

The school organises two adventurous journeys each year that cater to both bronze and silver participants. The journeys can cost from $40 to $100 based on the location, transport requirements, student numbers and camping fees of each trek. Students are also responsible for providing their own camping equipment for each trip.