Once a year students from Years 5/6 are selected to take part in a national competition in English, Maths and Science. This is run by the University of Canterbury: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/cam/kiwi-competitions/
Mathex is a challenging and fast-paced mathematics contest where schools from across Auckland compete against each other in teams to answer questions as quickly as possible. https://www.aucklandmaths.org.nz/mathex/
Epro8 is a combination of engineering, mathematics, problem solving and innovation. Students of years 5-6 take part in tournaments over the year in completing guided challenges with many other schools.
At St Ignatius, 8 years 6’s will be given the opportunity to compete and represent our school. Their training will take place during lunchtime each week. Epro8 is a combination of teamwork and time management. It is highly popular among all students as it drives their creative and competitive side.
Every Tuesday chess club is on in Kai 1- this is provided by Chess Power: https://www.chesspower.co.nz/
SHINE – Speech and Drama
Shine Speech & Drama courses have been designed by Nina Burchett to empower and inspire children through spoken excellence. Shine courses help children learn effective speaking, reading aloud, public speaking, speech writing, poetry recital, vocal skills, body language and personal presentation. https://www.shine.school.nz/#inspire
Creative Writing Group
This group is run for children in Years 4-6 with a passion for writing. This extension group provides rich-learning opportunities for students to extend their writing and enter a variety of NZ and international writing competitions.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years. This annual event takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the two teams that compete. Teams have a term to read a set list of books and memorise/remember facts, quotes and information from each book!