Talented Individual Performer (TIP) Program

The Talented Individual Performer (TIP) Program is aimed at highly talented individuals who are participating in their chosen sport or activity at an elite level which necessitates extraordinary interruptions to school life. It is aimed at sporting, musical, cultural and specialist academic endeavours.  

The program is designed to help your daughter through her time at PLC Sydney and offer her assistance to meet both her academic and sport/activity commitments and expectations.

The aim of the Talented Individual Performer (TIP) Program is to:

  • respond to identified talented individuals enrolled at PLC Sydney whose commitments require particular attention
  • facilitate and support the development of these individuals by assisting them in managing their commitments to their area of expertise as well as their academic pursuits
  • encourage recognition of the individual’s achievements at school and throughout the wider community.

PLC Sydney is committed to nurturing the talents and skills of every student to enable them to reach their full potential.

This program endeavours to provide:

  • a system of support and liaison between teaching staff and the talented individual to ensure academic requirements are being met, with consideration of her sport / activity demands
  • assistance with time management and planning of the talented individual’s academic and sport / activity schedule
  • additional programs, such as variation to curriculum considerations and homework groups to assist the talented individual meet academic expectations in a timely manner 
  • promote recognition of achievements 
  • facilitate open and supportive communication between the talented individual, her parents and staff members.

Depending on each student’s individual needs, demands on their time, level of performance and impact on school life, each successful applicant will be admitted into either Level 1 or Level 2 of the TIP Program.  This will be determined by the TIP coordinator based on the student’s application and/or the initial interview between the student and TIP coordinator. 

Level 1 TIP

The criteria for Level 1 TIP Program:

  • Competing/performing/achieving at a minimum State level, or equivalent
  • Training / practicing a significant number of hours per week 
  • Participation in your chosen activity at an elite level that necessitates some extraordinary interruptions to school life

Once accepted into Level 1 TIP Program you can expect the following:

  • a system of support and assistance with communication between teaching staff and the talented individual - communication regarding peak training or competition times and any extra support the talented individual may need to ensure academic requirements are being met
  • assistance with time management and planning of the talented individual’s academic and sport / activity schedule
  • access to additional programs, such as homework groups, to assist the talented individual meet academic expectations in a timely manner 
  • recognition of achievements 
  • facilitation of open and supportive communication between the talented individual, her parents and staff members.
Level 2 TIP 

The criteria for Level 2 TIP Program:

  • Competing/performing/achieving at a minimum National level, or equivalent
  • Training / practicing a minimum of 14 hours per week in your chosen activity (not including optional extra minor sports/activities)
  • Participation in your chosen activity at an elite level that necessitates extraordinary interruptions to school life

Once accepted into Level 2 TIP Program you can expect the following:

  • additional programs, such as variation to curriculum considerations and homework groups to assist the talented individual meet academic expectations in a timely manner.  On application, Year 8,9,10 students can apply to vary their curriculum load such that Year 8 do one language rather than two, and Year 9 and 10 students can do two electives rather than three.  The lesson time for these subjects is then timetabled as a TIP lesson where students must report to the Library to complete homework and assignments.
  • a personalised system of support and liaison between teaching staff and the talented individual to ensure academic requirements are being met, with consideration of her sport / activity demands
  • personalised assistance with time management and planning of the talented individual’s academic and sport / activity schedule
  • recognition of achievements 
  • facilitation of open and supportive communication between the talented individual, her parents and staff members.

The expectations and responsibilities of all talented individuals, in both Level 1 and Level 2 TIP are:

  • Stay abreast of all academic work and assessment tasks.
  • Communicate with individual teachers regarding any issues in that subject
  • Inform individual teachers in advance of any days going to be missed due to your sport/activity
  • Complete or catch up on any work missed whilst away due to your sport / activity
  • Complete the “Application for exemption from attendance at school for elite sports” form for any day or part day requiring leave from school due to your sport / activity.  This is to be submitted to the TIP coordinator for approval prior to the date.
  • Sign in and out of school each time you arrive late or leave early due to your sport / activity
  • Seek assistance from TIP coordinator (Ms Clarke) when you need extra help in any area of your school life and meeting the demands of both school and your sport/activity
  • Inform the TIP coordinator (Ms Clarke) of any major competitions you are involved in and any results you achieve.
  • Level 2 TIP students with timetabled TIP lessons must report to the library at the beginning of each of these lessons, get your name marked off, and then use this time wisely and effectively to stay on top of your academic workload.

The application process involves the following steps:

  • Completing the online application form  (see link below)
  • Your application will then be reviewed by the TIP Program review panel, including the TIP Coordinator and members of the Executive staff.  Allow up to two weeks for this process.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will  meet with the TIP Coordinator to discuss your individual needs
  • You will then be notified of your TIP status as either Level 1 or Level 2 and explained the roles, responsibilities and expectations
  • A review of your TIP status will occur annually to assess any changes needed 

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Contact

For more information about TIP, please contact:

Ms Jenny Clarke
Coordinator of Co-curricular and TIP Program
T: (+612) 9704 5683   F: (+612) 9747 4898
M: 0409 825 949
Ejclarke@plc.nsw.edu.au