The Balcatta Senior High School Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program is a scholarship program offered to students identified as Gifted and Talented in the Visual Arts, usually in Year 6 for entry into Year 7.
Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs extend and enrich learning and let creative talents flourish.
Applications for the Year 7 in 2023 intake are closed.
Register your interest for the Years 9 to 12 in 2024 intake.
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION INFORMATION EVENT
The Gifted and Talented Secondary Selection Entrance Program extend and enrich learning and let creative talents flourish. Hosted by Balcatta Senior High School and presented by the Department of Education, this is a great opportunity to find out about key dates and application processes when applying for 2024 entry.
Suitable for parents of current Years 5, 7, 8 and 9 students considering entry into Year 7, 9, 10 or 11 in 2024. The information session covers all Gifted and Talented programs at all available schools.
Balcatta SHS will have information available and a brief presentation regarding the Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program at the school.
Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Performing Arts Theatre, Balcatta Senior High School
Address: 56 Amelia Street, Balcatta
Bookings open: 9.00 am Friday 16 September 2022
Book online: https://sobs.com.au/pt3/parent.php?schoolid=536
Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program
The Gifted and Talented Visual Art program was established at Balcatta Senior High School in 1979. In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of excellence of our prestigious Visual Arts program.
Our Visual Art program provides students with outstanding creative opportunities to enrich and extend their artistic ideas, skills and processes. They learn through a differentiated curriculum with a variety of visual inquiry, studio work, exhibitions and critical and historical reflection.
This unique Visual Art program provides our students with the opportunity to engage themselves in a range of highly specialised studio areas during their Saturday morning art workshops. Students explore and experiment with a range of media including; Portrait painting in oils, ceramics, photography, digital art, animation, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and urban street art. They are all run by professional artists, designers, illustrators and practicing crafts persons.
Our students are exposed to traditional and contemporary Visual Art practices through excursions to current exhibitions and school workshop extensions by local and international artists.
For more information, view our Gifted and Talented Visual Arts Information booklet.
Application and Selection Process
The selection process is managed by the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit, through the Department of Education. If your child would like to apply for this program, applications can be made through the Department of Education Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Team. Applications are now closed for the Year 7 - 2023 intake. They will open again in October to February. However, you can register your interest for Years 9 to 12 in 2024 now.
For more information, refer to the Department of Education’s website.
Balcatta Senior High School continues to run the Young Masters Program (from 9.30am to 12.00noon) Saturday Art classes for Year 5 and Year 6 students. Enrolment for the classes is open to our local feeder and surrounding primary schools. The Young Masters art classes run alongside our Saturday morning Gifted and Talented Visual Art workshops. Artists from the local community are employed as art tutors for these classes, thus providing students with a unique opportunity to gain and engage other arts experiences.
Dates to remember:
Excursion - Year 7 G&T students - Awesome Arts Festival - Wednesday 21 September 2022
4.00pm Primary Schools Art Competition - Wednesday 21 September 2022
6.30pm Gifted & Talented Art Exhibition - Wednesday 23 November 2022
Year 5 Big Art Day Out - Saturday 3 December 2022
Planner for 2022
|GIFTED AND TALENTED ART – SATURDAYS TERM 4, 2022|
|2||22 October||Week 1||Week 1|
|3||29 October||Week 2||Week 2|
|4||5 November||Week 3||Week 3|
|5||12 November||Week 4||Week 4|
|6||19 November||Week 5|
|7||26 November||Week 6|
|10||17 December||NO ART – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS|
Special Art Awards for Excellence