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Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.

Enrichment Programmes

 

All students at Botany Downs are encouraged and supported to achieve their potential. Where appropriate, we offer opportunities for students to extend their learning with our Enrichment Programme. This programme includes learning areas such as: Literacy, STEAM, and Mathematics. 

Coding in Scratch – follow this link for an example of student work using Scratch coding 

Matariki Stars

 

 

Otago Maths Problem Solving Challenge

A group of high performing Year 6 Numeracy students are selected to participate in a series of five mathematical challenges involving five questions to complete in 30 minutes, over the course of the year.

 

Mathex

A group of high performing Year 5 and 6 Numeracy students are selected to compete in teams at the HPPA Mathex Competition. Students are required to work as a team to answer maths questions in a fast-paced mathematics competition

 

New Zealand Writers Quiz

A group of high performing Year 5 and 6 Literacy students are selected to compete in the HPPA NZ Writers Quiz. This involves working as a team to answer questions based on selected novels that students have read.