Metella Road Public School

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Gifted and Talented

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Gifted and Talented Education

Metella Road Public School provides students with a wide range of extension and enrichment activities to foster creativity and imagination and maximise their learning opportunities.


ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools)

Students from Years 3 to 6 participated in the Computer Skills, Science, English, Maths, Spelling and Writing competitions.  In addition, students from Year 2 participated in the English, Maths and Science competitions.  Students were awarded a total of 10 High Distinction, 72 Distinction, 180 Credit, 72 Merit and 399 Participation certificates during 2014.


High Achievers Program

Students in Year 5 had the opportunity to participate in Greystanes High School's High Achievers Program.  A total of 24 students took part in Hands on History, Maths Madness, Sushi Train, Putting Fitness First, Forensics Frenzy and Junior Masterchef during 2014.


Maths Olympiad

Twenty-seven Stage 3 students at Metella Road Public School competed in the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO) in 2014.


The aims of the APSMO are to:

  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts.
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving.
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition.
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment for Mathematics.
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges.


Students in the Maths Olympiad team competed in five Olympiads over the course of Term 2 and Term 3. Preparation sessions were held prior to Olympiads to help students develop their knowledge of skills and strategies to solve contest problems. The results were pleasing, with two students achieving results within the Top 10% of all participants, and a further seven students achieving results within the Top 25% of all participants.

                     students receiving their award




Thirty one students from Years 1-6 were offered one-day SHARING course placements at various schools across the Blacktown Learning Community (BLC), providing extension and enrichment opportunities across a wide range of learning areas including Visual Arts, Science, Technology, Drama, Dance and  Food Technology. Two teachers from MRPS conducted their own SHARING courses in 2014 in the area of Visual Arts, for talented students from across the BLC.