Including Gifted and Talented Students
Why Stepping Up?
Arahoe Primary School believes that the “purpose of defining and identifying giftedness is to uncover individual abilities, qualities and interests, and the objective of differentiation is to further develop them. Gifted education, in its simplest terms, is about enabling gifted and talented students to discover and follow their passions. It’s about opening doors, removing ceilings, and raising expectations by providing an educational experience that strives towards excellence.”
To ensure our gifted students are identified and receive specific educational opportunities, Arahoe School has established a “Stepping Up” programme. Children are nominated and selected, to take part in a variety of enrichment programmes which are run by passionate and talented teachers within and outside the school. These programmes are designed to extend the children’s existing abilities and enable them to reach their potential.