Extension Programmes


After School Classes

After School Classes are held at BBI in two semesters, each usually fifteen weeks in duration. Booklets are sent out to all students in the second week of term 1 and again after Queens Birthday weekend for semester 2. Classes are usually held between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. The first semester is held in Terms 1 and 2, usually between the end of February and the second last week of Term 2. The second semester begins on the first day of Term 3 and runs until mid-November.

A variety of classes are offered. This largely depends upon tutors we have at the time. We have offered French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese / Mandarin and ESOL in the language department; plus Boost your Maths, Extension Maths, Homework Support, Aerobics and Fitness, Dance, Theatre Sports, Drama, Craft and Guitar. Our Sports Academy run both a Basic and Intermediate class. If you would like to tutor a subject, please email your proposal to the school office - mailbox@bbi.school.nz, or contact the school office by phone 534 2896.

Extension Programmes

Non English Speaking Background (NESB) Programmes

A significant proportion of BBI students qualify for extra tuition in English.
They work individually or in small groups daily at first, until their English has reached an appropriate level. Continued support is given to them in small groups on a regular basis.

Mathex

Mathex is an extension programme in maths that is offered to both Year 7 and Year 8 students. Groups of students who require extension and added challenge in Maths are identified. This number and problem solving programme takes place in the classroom with support from an additional teacher, predominantly in Terms 2 and 3.