Enrichment Programmes

“Helping each child reach his or her potential”

Tahatai Coast School provides a wide range of programmes to support the learning needs of all children, as well as those who are identified as being ‘able,’ ‘talented’ or high academic achievers.

Learning programmes should be flexible and meet children’s specific needs and abilities so that children are challenged to think both critically and creatively.

While our learning programmes in class will cater for children with ‘special’ capabilities, we do offer a range of activities/opportunities outside the classroom.  Children are identified from an early age and are monitored throughout their time at TCS to ensure their strengths are enhanced and their learning needs met.

Tahatai Coast School is a member of Beach Brilliance which provides enrichment opportunities for some of the Papamoa schools in various curriculum areas.  Some of these activities have included:

  • A Spelling Bee
  • Maths Extension
  • Arts Day
  • Science at the House of Science in Tauranga

Other extension activities include:

  • Lunchtime Electives, e.g. Surfing, Kai Growers, Gymnastics, Competitive Jump Jam, DanceNZMade troupe
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Kapa Haka Group
  • Poly Group
  • Bay Maths Competition
  • EPro8 Challenge

Sporting opportunities include:

  • Termly in school sports teams
  • Outdoor education programmes including camps, overnight experiences and marae sleepovers
  • Athletics Day
  • Cross Country
  • Duathlon
  • Swimming Sports
  • Top School

Arts opportunities include:

  • Junior and Senior Choir
  • Competitive Jump Jam
  • Whole School Kapa Haka
  • Senior and Junior Kapa Haka groups
  • Poly Group
  • School production
  • Private in-school guitar and keyboard classes

Other curriculum activities:

  • Tahatai Kai Growers (Garden Club)
  • Enviro Group
  • Makerspace
  • Travel Safe
  • Fortnightly whole school assemblies lead by school Whānau
  • Termly Celebration Assembly