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At St Margaret’s College we identify students of higher ability academically, creatively, culturally, in the visual and performing arts, in sport and with leadership potential. Our students are identified, monitored and extended through Years 1-13. We aim to provide them with a supportive learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. Classroom programmes are differentiated to meet the learning needs of these girls. Students can also meet for extension programmes, activities, discussions and seminars. The GATE (Gifted And Talented) programme is coordinated by the GATE facilitator and comes under the umbrella of the Centre for Learning Enhancement.

St Margaret’s College recognises that gifted and talented students have unique cognitive, cultural, social and emotional needs. Planned provision assists these students towards realising their potential through differentiated and challenging programmes and opportunities. This enables them to fulfil our School Vision: To Educate Young Women to Live, Learn and Lead.

Unlocking potential, realising giftedness, maximising talents through…

  • Identification and guidance of gifted students
  • Acceleration
  • Gifted Mentoring Programme
  • Multi-Level NCEA programmes
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme – Years 12 and 13
  • University Scholarship
  • Future Problem Solving (Middle School)
  • Code Club
  • Robotics
  • Leadership seminars
  • National and International competitions across all curriculum areas e.g. Brain Bee, Linguistics Olympiad, Literature Quiz
  • Model United Nations
  • Both auditioned and open groups across all areas of the Arts e.g. Chamber choir, Sheilah Winn Shakespeare, Senior and Middle School dance company, orchestra
  • Individual and group classes in speech and drama, voice and musical instruments
  • TDA – The Dance Academy
  • Sport – Sports Accelerator Programme
  • Whanau Group 

If you’re interested in learning more about GATE for your daughter, please contact our GATE Facilitator, Amanda Surridge