Gifted and Talented Academic Program

Ellenbrook Secondary College is one of the Western Australian public secondary schools offering a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Academic Program.

These programs focus on rigorous studies in Science, English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students benefit from being exposed to a differentiated curriculum designed to stimulate and develop the individual’s skills in inquiry, analytical and critical thinking, communication, and creativity.

The academically focused learning environment is intellectually challenging and designed to motivate students to extend their knowledge, understanding and application and to enhance their learning skills for a lifetime of personal progress.

Students offered a place in this program will have scored highly in the competitive Academic Selective Entrance Test administered by the Department of Education.


For specific dates please refer to the WA Education Department website.

 -In October or November, the representatives from the Education Department provide a general information evening about the Selective Academic                    Program to Parents of Year 5 students. On-line registration for Year 6 Entry Test – November to January the following year.

 -Students sit four tests designed to measure academic potential.

 -All selections are made centrally. The school has no role in the selection of students for the Program.


There is a provision for students to gain entry to the Program after Year 6 if vacancies occur. Places are limited, usually only one or two places per year.

PARENT INFORMATION – Why choose us? 

In choosing Ellenbrook Secondary College’s Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Program for your child, you will be joining a College community that is committed to ensuring your son or daughter is on a pathway to success at secondary school and beyond.

Gifted and Talented teachers have been selected through an expression of interest process, with a panel comprised of the Principal, Associate Principals Academic Performance and the relevant HOLAs.

WA country students who are accepted into our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program may be eligible to apply to board at the Department of Education’s City Beach Residential College.

Gifted and Talented Program CoordinatorShaloni Naik: 

Please be aware that the College itself has no role in the selection of students for the program. This process is entirely done through the central office of the Department of Education WA.

Any questions about the program can be answered by either phoning (08) 9264 4307 or emailing