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Gifted and Talented Learners

Gifted and Talented Learners
Our job, with your help, is to uncover the gifts, talents and passions that your child has within. In addition to support those learners who are 'exceptional' we have in studio differentiation, across studio differentiation, and a wide range of programmes to develop talents and stretch our learners. These include:
 

  • Powhiri Group
  • Art Extension
  • Enviro Ferns Team
  • Chess Club
  • Jump Jam
  • Tinkering with tools
  • Choir
  • A wide range of in school and after school sports
  • REAL TV crew
  • Orchestra
  • Otago Problem Solving


Many of the activities have been initiated by the children and some are passions of the teachers. Our inquiry approach to learning allows children to be stretched and to develop their talents and undertake in depth learning experiences.

If you have a talent or a skill that you think children may enjoy learning, please get in touch with the office, you will be welcomed with open arms.

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Contact us
Phone 03 383 2736

Office email   office@waitakiri.school.nz

Absences (text) 027 202 3543 or absences@waitakiri.school.nz

170 Burwood Rd
Burwood
Christchurch 8083
 
 
School Hours: 8.55am – 3.00pm
E-mail : office@waitakiri.school.nz
School Office Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm


School Bank Account for Student Expenses:
03 1700 0622075 25
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OSCAR Bank Account for OSCAR programme
03 1700 0622075 26
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