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State-wide Gifted and Talented program

The Department of Education in Western Australia runs 24 Gifted and Talented programs that are hosted at public schools across the state. Rossmoyne is proud to host a Gifted and Talented languages program that provides students a vibrant, challenging, and prestigious learning environment for the study of Mandarin (Chinese), Japanese, German or French.

Eligibility to apply

Both local students and students who live outside of the Rossmoyne Senior High School local-intake area are eligible to apply for the Gifted and Talented program.

Application process

The Department of Education’s selection process for Gifted and Talented program is highly competitive. For the languages program, selected students are inquisitive, eager to learn, able to grasp abstract and difficult concepts easily, love language learning and may possess gifts and talents in other areas such as music, drama, public speaking or on the sporting field. Learn more about application and selection processes from the Department of Education.

Applications for Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs in 2025 are NOW CLOSED.

To register your interest for the 2026 intake for please visit https://apps.det.wa.edu.au/gate/

Gifted and Talented Languages Courses Structure at Rossmoyne

Gifted and Talented Languages students study together in a specific language class from Year 7 until Year 10.

In addition to their timetabled classes, students attend an additional 60-minute before or after school each week. The extra tuition time allows students to participate in:

  • Fast-paced accelerated programs, enabling them to take WACE language exams in Year 11*.
  • Cross-curricular activities, i.e. working with other teachers in different subjects.
  • Long-term projects in their target language, e.g. drama, music, media.
  • Exploration of specific cultural events in their target language.
  • Practice of their individual talents (such as arts or technologies) in their target language.

*Sitting exams and completing WACE level language in Year 11 allows students to ‘bank’ their language mark and reduce their Year 12 workload to just five (5) subjects. A reduced workload in Year 12 can help reduce stress for students in their final year, and free up time for their five remaining WACE subjects.