Larrakeyah School is a leader in education with its excellent NAPLAN results and high expectations. The school provides an enrichment program for Gifted and Talented students from year 3 to year 6.
In this program students are provided with opportunities to explore ‘big ideas’ and carryout inquiry based projects linked to the real world context. The aim of each project is to cultivate higher order and creative thinking abilities. Each project is adapted to suit student’s unique interests and skill sets. They are encouraged to explore ideas they are passionate about and consider multiple perspectives in order to solve problem. Through their participation, students can build confidence, collaborate, identify trends, make connections, explore specific detail, question, debate, wonder, create and innovate.
The tournament aims to enhance the potential of young people through skill development, enterprise, time management, and learning to work together in a competitive environment.
Primary and secondary student teams from participating schools compete to solve demanding, open-ended challenges that test their ability to think creatively, collaborate together, and demonstrate their skills and talents.
Participating in ToMs directly aligns with Larrakeyah Primary and our teaching of 21st Century Learning as the process provides a platform for developing similar real world benefits.
Larrakeyah Legends Win 2019 NT Regional Finals
In October 2019, the ToMs International Finals were held in Hobart with teams from across the world attending to compete in rigorous challenges. The “Larrakeyah Legends” team got to participate and represent the Northern Territory at the tournament.
In October 2021, Larrakeyah students competing in the Language Literature category and received an honourable mention (second place) as part of the “Wonderland Wonders” team.
The Learning Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) is an additional program offered to our high-achieving students in middle/upper primary. LEAP aims to provide students with learning opportunities to develop the important skills of the 21st Century Learner: Creative Learner, Communicator, Critical Thinker and Collaborative Learner. Students will be working with like-minded students to solve open-ended challenges which require teamwork and creative thinking, as well as the use of higher-order thinking skills.