The Centre of Enhancement (C.O.E) exists to enhance the learning opportunities and holistic support for students who would benefit from specific, specialised and targeted programmes to reach their potential.
Our specialised Learning Support team work across the College to ensure all of our students learn in an inclusive and responsive environment. The team works closely with individuals and whanau to ensure appropriate in class learning supports are in place to promote equitable access to the curriculum. The Learning Support Department gives assistance and support to those students affected by a wide range of learning disabilities.
If your son has previously had help with a special learning need please let us know. It is particularly important that you let us know of any diagnosed learning problems such as dyspraxia, dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties and any diagnosed behavioural difficulties such as ADHD or Aspergers. We can then put strategies in place to make your son’s school experience as positive as possible. This is particularly important in preparation for NCEA examinations as students with diagnosed learning disabilities are entitled to reader/writer assistance. However, students must be tested to qualify for this assistance and this process takes some time.
Our Gifted and Talented (GAT) committee chaired by our GAT Co-ordinator works across all levels and faculties to help our young men harness their gifts and talents to realise their full potential.
Young men within this programme are offered personalised programmes and opportunities to expand on their knowledge in a manner that reflects their individual needs.
Within the extensive programme students could engage with Scholarship Exams, Future Problem Solvers, Tournament of Minds, EdX International, or our Elite Sports Academy.
Vocational programmes at St Bede’s enable our young men to achieve at NCEA Level 2 coherent framework for foundational vocational education within the six sector related industries. Our young men partake in the Canterbury Tertiary College, the Gateway Programme, the National Certificate of Tourism and Travel as well as a host of other hands on and work and sector based courses.