G.A.T.E.WAYS (Gifted and Talented Education, Extension and Enrichment) was established in 1994 by Win Smith and Jill Lawrence both of whom have backgrounds in teaching and parenting gifted children.
It is their aim to provide opportunities for children of “like-minds” to participate in programs that will challenge them intellectually and help develop their individual talents beyond the classroom. Initially G.A.T.E.WAYS ran several “Festival of Workshops” series during holiday time. These programs were so successful that Brainwaves club was established. Subsequently many schools approached G.A.T.E.WAYS to host school-time programs. Since that time, short-term and extended programs in all areas of the curriculum have been offered in schools throughout Melbourne and “on location”. Children from all education sectors attend G.A.T.E.WAYS. Over the years G.A.T.E.WAYS has earned a considerable reputation. Subsequently programs fill very quickly.
G.A.T.E.WAYS is an independent, non-funded organisation.
(The above information is provided by G.A.T.E.WAYS)
Students at Holy Spirit have accessed G.A.T.E.WAYS programs for many years, icluding one day, 3-4 day and holiday programs. Specific G.A.T.E.WAYS programs are usually advertised online at the commencement of each term with topics, locations and costings provided. If you are interested in your child/children attending a G.A.T.E.WAYS program you can register directly online. If you have any questions you are most welcome to contact Karen Watson at school.
Phone: 03 9894 2116