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Many of our children have been involved in Extension Groups that have been operating at our school.
There have been some fantastic opportunities for the children and you will see these showcased in the following photos.
We recognise the importance of challenge in a structured and supportive environment.
Some of the extension groups offered in 2015
Our Ukelele Jam children were provided with an awesome treat in recognition of their super effort after the 2015 Ukelele Jam.
Kofi, an experienced African drummer came in and taught them how to play these drums and the children all thoroughly enjoyed this special opportunity.
A number of our Senior Students enjoyed the opportunity to be part of an extension group who went fishing at the Kaikorai Resevoir at the start of the 2015 school year.
This was co-ordinated with a Ranger from the Fish and Game Council and was a very positive experience for these children.
Two of the children also caught salmon which topped the afternoon!
This group of senior children includes the best mathematicians in our school. They meet weekly to work on advanced math strategies and problems. They are participating in the Otago University Problem Solving Challenges, which are designed for Year 7 & 8 students, and they are achieving good results. They will also get the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and the Numberworks O’Mathalon.
A group of our Middle Syndicate children are enjoying science extension lessons taken by one of our parents. They have made rockets using citric acid, baking soda and water; volcanoes; small boats powered with rubber bands; and learnt to write secred messages on cardboard using lemon juice.
Some of our Senior Syndicate children were lucky enough to be part of a science extension group run at Tahuna. In their first session they made a potato gun! One of our writing groups got to make some some 'elephant toothpaste' last week and wrote about this crazy foaming experiment.
A group of our children are learning the basics of ukulele. They meet weekly and play together, learning cords, strumming, tuning and a variety of songs. They have performed in school assembly as well as taking part in an Otago school’s ukulele jam group
In 2015 a group of talented woodworkers worked with our wonderful caretaker, Mr Harris, to create a working wooden combination safe.