The A-Z of Information about Palmerston
Welcome to Palmerston District Primary School. We have provided an A-Z of information to assist in a smooth transition to Palmerston Primary School. If you have any further questions, please call the front office on (02) 6205 7241 and they will endeavor to assist you.
Gifted Education at Palmerston
Students are identified as gifted through comprehensive assessment procedures. These procedures include a comprehensive assessment of achievement data, ability data, and parent and teacher nominations. The school provides both self-contained and model cluster classrooms for identified students. These classes are known as our CAP classes (Challenging Academic Performance). If a child is accelerated, he/she will have an Individual Learning Plan.
The program is academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating and sufficiently flexible to meet the specific educational, social and emotional needs of gifted students.
The school has a Gifted and Talented Committee which comprises membership from executive staff, the school psychologist and teachers specifically trained in gifted education. The role of the committee is to support student identification and program implementation. See the ACT Directorate’s Policy of Gifted Education and Palmerston website for our procedures.
Palmerston District Primary School is part of the Gungahlin Cluster of schools that also includes Amaroo School, Gold Creek (both Junior and Senior sites), Harrison School, Margaret Hendry School, Ngunnawal Primary, Neville Bonner Primary, Franklin Early Childhood and Gungahlin College. Working as a cluster ensures that students have continuity in their educational program and resources can best be utilised, organised and shared to meet the needs of our educational community. Palmerston is in the wider North Gungahlin Network of schools including Gungahlin cluster schools.