Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Top Students Learn Insync

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Top Students Learn Insync

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Byline: Kelli Downey BOYNE-TANNUM

IT'S a bit like the old proverb: "Give them an inch and they will run a mile".

And that's just what Boyne Island State School has been doing when it comes to broadening the educational experiences of their most gifted and talented students through its "Insync" program.

For about the past six months students have been meeting each Wednesday and Friday morning before school hours to take on various challenges with the aim of extending their learning.

Co-ordinated by teaching staff Donna White and Jen Wills, Insync features up to 24 students from Years 3 to 7 who have been identified for the program by their respective classroom teachers.

And on December 8 it will all come to fruition when Insync students ply their learning experiences by presenting An Evening of Eminence.

To be held in the school's Extension Room, the evening is in honour of former Boyne Island resident and gifted and talented program teacher Tess de Villiers who lost her battle with cancer a number of years ago. …

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