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Consultancy to support gifted students
Gateways Education will help ACT public
schools support gifted and talented students as
part of a new agreement with the ACT
government. The education consultancy has
more than 13 years experience providing
professional learning development to Australian
"The Education and Training Directorate will
work with Gateways Education to provide 12
professional learning sessions for school leaders
and gifted and talented liaison officers at ACT
public schools over the next three years,"
Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch
The ACT government will pay Gateways
$180,000 for their services over the three years.
Gateways Education director Bronwyn Ma-
cleod said the organisation was looking forward
to sharing its expertise in the education of gifted
and talented learners with teachers and execut-
ive staff within ACT public schools.
"We are committed to partnering with the
Education and Training Directorate to establish
a strong, research-based understanding of the
differentiated curriculum and programs which
may be developed in public schools for gifted
and talented learners," Ms Macleod said.
The Gifted and Talented policy and fact
sheets are available online at www.det.act.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6
OUR MISS WORLD HOPEFUL
ACT's Miss World Australia entrant, 20-year-old Kate Goodwin. Photo: Graham Tidy
Beauty entrant hopes
contest will open doors
By day she s a public servant, but Kate
Goodwin has her sights set on world domination
as the ACT representative in the upcoming Miss
World Australia national competition.
The 20-year-old from Forde has been
modelling for a number of years, with a keen
interest in fashion and ambassador roles.
In 2013 she was named Myer Face of
Canberra Racing and she said this was a good
platform to pursue a role like Miss World -- a
competition which really appealed to her.
"It was just a competition that really struck
my fancy -- it just wasn t purely based on looks,"
"It wasn t just about how you walk or how
you look -- it s a bit more meaningful and it
opens up a lot more doors that I m interested in
in the long run."
While Goodwin said she s extremely nervous
ahead of the finals, she s looking forward to
flying the flag for the ACT and is excited about
where the competition could take her.
"Winning would just be life changing," she
said. "I have a passion portraying a really
healthy image to other people -- there are so
many people in the spotlight who are portrayed
so badly, so you really strive to be a good role
The finals will be held in the Hunter Valley
from July 24-28, where contestants from around
the country will compete.
The competition has a strong fund-raising
aspect to it, and all contestants have to fund-
raise for Variety -- The Children s Charity.
As part of her efforts to raise funds,
Goodwin is holding a shopping
extravaganza event on July 18 at the
Hellenic Club at Woden from 6-9.30pm,
featuring local businesses, live
entertainment, raffles and door prizes.
Tickets are available at the door and are $15
adults, $5 teens, free for under 12s.
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