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At times children may be withdrawn for special activities and programmes.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.
Tue 28 Jan – First Day of School
Thu 6 Feb – CLOSED – Waitangi Day
Tue 11 Feb – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Tue 11 Feb – BOT Meeting @ 7pm
Fri 14 Feb – Dongil Freude International Group Leave
Tue 18 Feb – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Tue 25 Feb – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Tue 3 Mar – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Tue 10 Mar – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Wed 11 Mar – ACS Touch Rugby
Fri 13 Mar – Sports Festival
Tue 17 Mar – Yr 0-3 Swimming
Tue 17 Mar – BOT Meeting @ 7pm
Wed 18 Mar – Yr 3/4 Visit to Butterfly Creek
18 – 20 Mar – Yr 7/8 Camp @ Marsden Point
Fri 27 Mar – Athletics Day
30 Mar – 1 Apr – Yr 5/6 Camp @ Totara Springs
Thu 9 Apr – Last Day of Term One
Fri 10 Apr – CLOSED – Good Friday