G.A.T.E.WAYS was established in 1994 to provide opportunities for highly able and gifted children with special educational needs. Like-minded students can participate in programs that will challenge them intellectually and help develop their individual talents. Both short and longer term programs in all areas of the curriculum are offered in Melbourne schools, 'On Location' and interstate.
G.A.T.E.WAYS is an external provider of educational extension and enrichment activities. Information is sent to the school each term and students are identified with interests in the different programs. G.A.T.E.WAYS provides several programs throughout the year covering a wide range of topics incorporating all areas of the curriculum. A letter is then forwarded for parents to consider if they wish their child to attend. If the child is successful, parents will be notified and once enrolled, G.A.T.E.WAYS deals directly with the parent. A fee is charged for the child to attend. It is your choice whether you would like your child to attend.
The G.A.T.E.WAYS Team Challenge extends children’s leadership and problem-solving abilities through a series of original, creative and exciting activities in four areas. The G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge is a team based program that:
- stresses teamwork, not individual prowess
- provides all participants with an opportunity for leadership
- is structured to help students learn to work together for a common goal or outcome
- practices the fundamental skills necessary for competent performance
- gives satisfaction from the activities themselves as well as the outcome
- emphasises having fun with learning.
Each year, Eltham North Primary School is represented by teams from the 1/2 area, the 3/4 area and the 5/6 area. For more information http://www.gateways.edu.au/
Many students from Eltham North Primary participate in a variety of G.A.T.E.WAYS programs. Chess, mirror magic, mathematical mysteries, many gears make light work, dashing ,daring and dangerous writing adventures and the ‘team challenge’ are just a few of the programs offered.
Further programs will be available and as the year progresses students from year 1 to 6 will be invited to participate in these challenging and enriching activities.