The Enrichment Programme is a five year programme for academically able students. The top 60 students for English, Maths, Science and Social Studies are chosen based on the students' Year 9 results. These students are grouped into two classes for each subject, and taught a specialised programme designed to enrich their learning. At Year 10 most Enrichment classes offer either a part or full NCEA component.
Goals of the Enrichment Programme include developing a positive attitude to learning, and challenging the students' thinking. We also aim to raise the level of academic performance and to prepare our students for university. In Year 11, we take the students to spend a day at Waikato University, and in Year 12 they visit AUT and Auckland University. During these visits students attend mini lectures on a variety of topics.
In order to develop the students' teamwork and leadership skills we provide them with a number of challenging experiences outside the classroom. Every year the students have the opportunity to attend the Enrichment Camp at Raglan. At this camp the students are taught to surf by professional tutors and, in groups, work their way through various tasks designed to enhance team work, perseverance, problem solving and leadership skills. In Year 10 the students achieve this by participating in an 'Amazing Race' style competition and Year 12 and 13 students are leaders in this setting.
In order to develop learning and goal setting skills we teach the Year 10 students study skills and help them to identify their learning style. This knowledge is then transferred into all their classes, as well as their study for NCEA exams. In Year 12 and 13 the students are each individually interviewed to identify any challenges they are facing. They also look at future career options and, with this in mind, discuss their subject selection for the next year as well as looking at relevant university courses, how to apply, and what scholarships are available that the student can apply for
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