Extension and Empowerment Programmes
EBIS is committed to meeting the needs of students both the ‘gifted and talented’ and those interested in ‘empowerment’. By using a number of identification processes, students with particular abilities or talents are identified for inclusion in extension classes.
Students with particular interests or needs are also supported through empowerment programmes such as those with English as a second language ESOL. These students are supported by the class teacher and teacher aides. Other empowerment programmes are run during the year either for the full year or in blocks of time by staff.
Extension & Empowerment Programmes:
The Arts and Culture
Ākauwaiata - fusion group
Creative Writing NZ
Wellington NIWA Science Fair
Kids Lit Quiz
Visual Art extension
Food Technology extension
Design Technology extension
Samoan Language extension
Te Reo Māori extension
Otago Maths Challenge
Student Leadership Programme
Camp and EOTC
Students at EBIS are offered a wide variety of programmes, many of which require visits outside the classroom. Most of these trips will involve some cost but parents will always be informed.
Our main event is our school camp which is held at the end of each odd year. During even years we hold an EOTC week, where for one week students complete activities as a syndicate in the Wellington Region. Some of the previous events involved Fergs Kayak and Rock Climbing; Matiu-Somes Island; Adrenaline Forest and The Amazing Race in the Wellington CBD.
EOTC (Education Outside The Classroom is intended to build student confidence and help establish strong friendships with peers.
Parents are welcome to assist syndicates on their day trips.
EOTC is intended to build student confidence and help establish strong friendships with peers.