Reaching new horizons - the Ofek Gifted and Talented program

Learning and Life at Scopus Monday, 21 Mar 2022


Ofek means ‘horizon’ in Hebrew, and is the name of our gifted and talented program. 

Overseen by Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator, Ms Bernadette Sheedy, several new initiatives are challenging and engaging our students, such as the Maths Mentoring program which involves highly able Years 11 and 12 students mentoring our gifted mathematicians in Years 7 to 10, teaching them a range of skills and problem solving strategies. 

Chess Club has a professional facilitator teaching students tactics and maneuvers to improve their game. 

The Enrichment and Enhancement Google Classroom has been established as a central place students can access information about programs and competitions. A range of opportunities across all subject areas include; the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, the DaVinci Decathlon, the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee, and the Legacy Public Speaking Competition.

Call Enrolments on 9834 0070 to find out if your child could benefit from the Ofek program.