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2017 Excellence Expo
Holland Park State School Gifted and Talented Education Committee proudly announces Excellence Expo 2017.  Our school motto is: Striving to Excel and we are looking forward to the school’s 13th Excellence Expo.
The Holland Park State School Gifted and Talented Education Committee invites all families, students, staff and community members to celebrate the gifts and talents of all our students from Preparatory year of learning to Year 6.
Official Ceremony 
Date: Wednesday 6 September 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: School Hall
Presentation of Medallions
Medallions will be presented to all recipients in all categories at the official opening (Wednesday 6th September).  The names of the Highly Commended recipients will be displayed on the Hall Projectors, aligning with the presentation of each category. The Highly Commended recipients will be awarded at a school assembly (please see below)
Students' work
Students' work will be on display in classrooms around the school before and after the Official Ceremony for everyone to view. 
Opening sessions
Date: Wednesday 6 September 2017
·       Time: 3:10pm – 4:15pm
·       Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Category and Venue
Science Display
Room F1
Mathematics Display
STLaN Room
Room H6
S.T.E.M Display
6NA and 6KD
Room R2 and Room R4
Writing Display
6SE and 6JC
Room R6 and Room R8
Asian Studies Display
D Block
D Block
Digital Technology Display
Visual Arts Display
Staff room
Staff room
All performances will be held from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on the 6th September
Dance Performance
Vocal and Instrumental Performance
Music Room
Music Room
Public Speaking and Reading Australian Verse
Room R10
Japanese Speaking and Native Japanese Speaking
Room R14
Presentation of Highly Commended awards
The Highly commended awards will be presented at the following assemblies.  If a student is travelling to Japan during this time the awards will be presented on the first assembly in Term 4.
Senior Assembly
·       Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
·       Time: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
·       Venue: School Hall
·       Year Level:  Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
·       Performance: Senior Concert Band
Junior Assembly
·       Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
·       Time: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
·       Venue: School Hall
·       Year Level:  Prep, Year 1 and Year 2
·       Performance: Junior Concert Band
Participation Certificates
All students from Prep to Year 6, who have participated in Excellence Expo will receive a participation certificate.  These will be handed to students in the last week of term 3.
Please select the below link to open the Excellence Expo Nomination booklets for your year level. 
Gifted Awareness Week 2017 (Australia) 
During Gifted Awareness week 2017 the Gifted and Talented Education Committee invite you to a Parent Information evening on Monday 13 March from 6.30pm -7.30pm This event will take place in the Holland Park School Hall. All families and community members are invited to attend.
Please click on the below link to open the flyer.
Defining 'gifted' and 'talented
Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability:
       Intellectual, creative, social and physical.
       Giftedness designates the possession and use of outstanding natural abilities, called aptitudes, in at least one ability domain, to a degree that places an individual at least among the top 10%of age peers in the school.
(Gagne 2003 -2008 )