Special Programs


Gifted and talented students have unique social, emotional, and learning needs, which should be recognised, valued and catered for appropriately. MCSS is committed to meeting the needs of this unique group of students. All staff at MCSS have undergone training in Gifted and Talented and Differentiation to help cater for the individual needs of students. A comprehensive identification process has been established, in line with the ACT Gifted and Talented Student Policy 2014 - MCSS Gifted and Talented Students Policy (word icon 2.9 MB).

Magellan@College and Headstart

Both Magellan@College and Headstart are unique MCSS programs offering Year 10 students early entry to college. Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to begin their college study during Year 10 in a range of specialised subjects.  Check the College Program for Year 10 page for more information

Honours Program

The MCSS Honours Program aims to provide a range of enrichment and extension activities to all students with gifts and / or talents. The Honours Program recognises outstanding achievements of individual students and their contribution to the wider MCSS culture. Honours are subject based awards which recognise that giftedness and talent may be in specific areas. The Honours Program is run each academic year, with students receiving their Honours Certificate at the end of the year.

Magellan Primary Program

This is a primary school program run by MCSS for local Year 5-6 students. The students are identified GAT students from partnering primary schools. They are involved in an ongoing program that challenges and extends students in Science and Mathematics, using the expertise of ANU, CSIRO and specialist staff.

At MCSS a multi-faceted approach is taken for gifted and/or talented students. These will include:

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