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This is a free event for everyone of all ages and abilities. After all; inclusion is what Touch Compass is all about! For more information email email@example.com
‘FOSTER HOPE’ PYJAMA COLLECTION
GIFTED AWARENESS WEEK
What is Giftedness? Giftedness is involuntary – it is a natural gift of high ability. It gives no cause for claims of elitism. Out of every hundred children, approximately five can be classified as “gifted”, yet only a small proportion may be identified as such in school. Children can be gifted in a variety of areas - sports, the arts, intellectually, creatively, culturally etc.
Our school definition is:
“Gifted students at Whangaparaoa School are those with the potential to achieve outstanding performance related to other students of the same age, in one or more areas of human endeavor. Talented students are those who demonstrate exceptional ability in one or more areas. They require differentiated educational programmes and/ or services, (such as social and emotional support) in order to realise their contribution to self and society.”
Why identify it? Some gifted children may be very lonely because their interests do not match those of their peers. They may have difficulties at school because of their unconventional behaviour and questioning attitude. They can become distressed through frustration and boredom, or through imbalance between their intellectual and emotional development. They may deny their intelligence and underachieve so as to become more acceptable to their peers. They may become troublemakers. We need to recognise and cater for gifted children to ensure this does not happen. These children need challenge to help them realise their potential, and recognition to help them understand themselves.
Is your child interested in Science? These certificates and badges are self-paced Science learning - choose activities to complete from a ‘menu’. Science certificates aimed at year 5&6 but available for anyone keen on Science. $2 for the menu of activities. Science badges are more complex and aimed at year 7-10 students, but available to keen primary school scientists who have completed a Science certificate - $6 each for a menu of activities to choose from, and a metal badge on completion. See Mrs Thompson if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
WALKING SCHOOL BUS THANK YOU
NEXT PFA MEETING
ANYBODY WHO STILL HAS UNSOLD RAFFLE TICKETS AND ARE NOT INTENDING TO SELL THEM PLEASE RETURN THESE TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE ASAP - THANKS!
Help the School raise funds for the next stage of Hall renovations!
Sell the most tickets to earn yourself, your class or your VLC some great rewards!
GET IN NOW! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
Cash sales outside the office, before and after school next week until Thursday.
For any questions, please email Wunny here.
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