The Enrichment class at Waratah is for students in Years 5 & 6. The class provides a forum in which students can learn to be creative and critical thinkers. In this environment, students are encouraged to develop positive interpersonal relationships and to cooperate and communicate their ideas effectively with others of similar interests and ability.
The AIM of the program is to maximise the educational outcomes for all students.
The provision of a challenging academic curriculum and stimulating experiences which encourage individuals to achieve their full potential and satisfy their learning needs and goals and the fostering of a positive self-esteem and the encouragement of risk-taking in the learning environment.
The OBJECTIVES of the program are:
To provide an environment which encourages divergent thinking skills;
To foster attitudes which challenge students to become lifelong learners who value educational, humanitarian, social & personal responsibilities;
To develop high levels of literacy and numeracy;
To develop research and technology skills to encourage understanding of scientific methods of inquiry and
To develop self-understanding to enable students to appreciate their own strengths and develop their weaknesses.