Individual students’ strengths can be accommodated through the program activities, optimising the development of their potential, enhancing a particular talent or range of talents.
IGS Primary School students have been enjoying a range of enrichment activities in recent weeks.
The Year 2 Literacy Enrichment group have been reading and studying Lois Burdett’s interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays for kids including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Macbeth.
The Year 4 Extension Writing group have been introduced to debating and public speaking in a new pilot program for Years 4, 5 and 6, “BeHeard”.
“Students have the opportunity to talk with purpose and learn to communicate and have their ideas shared,” said IGS Enrichment Coordinator Sherryl Ryan.
Years 5 and 6 students recently attended a Da Vinci Decathlon at Knox Grammar School.
“Students worked on group and solo challenges including Engineering, Mathematics, Cartography, Poetry and Art, Problem Solving, just like Leonardo Da Vinci, using talents across many discipline,” Ms Ryan said.
“Students enjoyed gathering with and challenging hundreds of other primary school students.”
In addition, Years 5 and 6 students have been meeting weekly to prepare for the upcoming Tournaments of the Mind competition in September.
Poetry has become popular throughout the Primary School ahead of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry competition which many of our students will enter.
Ms Ryan has also been running a “Crazy Architecture” lunchtime program, where students can take part in creative, team-building activities that “inspire students to think big, experiment and consider the elements of architecture”.