At Westminster we believe God has given each child special gifts and talents. However, in a school context there are children who require adaptation of the school programme to allow for extension to meet their academic or creative strengths. Our teaching is open ended to enable extension and enrichment for these children. Classroom programmes, group teaching, and cross grouping between year levels ensure the individual needs of these students are met.
At times children may be withdrawn for special activities and programmes. Parents are informed as to the nature and organisation of these programmes.
1. The classroom teacher identifies the child as gifted or talented and refers the child to the Special Needs Coordinator. If parents identify the child as gifted, they need to speak to the classroom teacher.
2. An identification procedure is followed and a suitable programme is set up for the child.
22 Jul – First Day of Term
25 Jul – FOW Meeting @2pm
1 Aug – Year 3-6 Rippa
2 Aug – FOW Lunch Order
7 Aug – ESOL’s Got Talent
12 Aug – Yr 3-4 Visit Kelly Tarltons
13 Aug – Yr 5-6 Visit Kelly Tarltons
14 Aug – Yr 0-2 Visit Kelly Tarltons
14 Aug – ACS Football Tournament
16 Aug – School Cross Country
22 Aug – Otago Maths Challenge
Intermediate Sports Camp
2 Sep – Teacher Only Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
3 Sep – ICAS – Digital Tech
4 Sep – Yr 5-8 Speech Competitions
5 Sep – ICAS – Science