Extension Learning and Support

Information about our extended learning programme

IMG_0849Extension activities in the junior school also challenge students talented in various Learning Areas.

More than 150 students are learning one or more subjects a year ahead.  There are numerous opportunities for students to challenge themselves in academic and vocational areas of interest.

Gifted and talented students at Napier Girls’ High School are identified through on-going testing and information provided by contributing schools, deans, teachers, parents, peers and students. There are many areas that students can have special skills including academic, music, sport, culture, social and leadership.

Parents and students can contact the Dean or Assistant Principal, Tamsin Haseltine (extn 247) to provide or seek more information.

Students are assisted to develop their skills in ways that are appropriate to each individual. These include:

Year 9 and 10Year 11, 12 and 13
  • Extension groups in Term 2 and 3
  • Learning support for small groups and individuals
  • Getting It Right programme
  • Multi-level learning, teams and clubs
  • Selected music groups
  • Librarian leadership
  • Regional and national teams and academies
  • Individual education programmes
  • Young New Zealanders Challenge
  • Junior Leadership Programme
  • Multi-level teams and clubs and academies
  • School production
  • Stage Challenge
  • Year 12 and 13 Young Enterprise
  • Year 12 Enterprise for Education
  • Gateway and Star programmes
  • Scholarship
  • Young New Zealanders Challenge
  • University and technical institute courses
  • Mentoring programme for junior students
  • Maori Achieve leadership
  • Coaching in academic, sporting and musical areas
  • Year 12 Teacher Assist Programme
  • Leadership – Year 13 prefects, peer support, clubs, teams,
  • Year 12 – Form class captains and deputies, bus prefects
  • Year 11 – Leading lunchtime activities
  • Hostel Buddy system
  • Prep supervisor
  • Hostel committee representative
  • Spirit of Adventure Leadership Challenge
  • Summer Science School
  • Regional Council Youth Programme


English extension

 A group of Year 9 and 10 students who attended a talk by NZ author Fleur Beale at Napier Library

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