The enrichment programme aims to encourage students to have a passion and desire for learning, and to develop and use their skills and talents to their full potential.
It also encourages them to:
- Have the perseverance and endurance to use their talents.
- Have courage and belief in themselves and be a risk-taker.
- Critically reflect on their own thinking and actions and be adaptable.
- Have passion about causes and how their talents can contribute to the betterment of the world they live in, by being a good communicator and being respectful of themselves and others.
- Have the awareness and understanding of their own and others’ feelings. An understanding that they and others have choices about how to act.
- See that the choices have consequences and this can guide the decisions they make.
- Experience enjoyment and a sense of fun in life.
The enrichment programme runs weekly during the school day and children participate in a range of enrichment activities. Some children may also be encouraged to attend MindPlus one day a week.
HOW CHILDREN ENTER THE PROGRAMME
If you feel your child may have exceptional abilities you can fill in the Enrichment Programme nomination form and give it to you child's classroom teacher or the GATE Coordinator to review.
To identify which students are good candidates for this programme we use:
- Parent meetings and identification or parent nomination.
- Teacher identification through school wide assessment.
- Identification from an Early Educational setting, or from the previous school the student last attended.
If your child is going to attend the enrichment programme we will inform you.
When appropriate, we will involve parents/caregivers, the child’s teacher and the SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator) in IEPs (Individual Education Programmes) for a child. These are to monitor progress and set new learning goals.