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Maths Department News

A group of enthusiastic students across Years 7-10 have been working on their submissions for the Australian Mathematics Trust’s, Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians. They have been completing problem-solving tasks designed to challenge and extend motivated mathematics students. They have recently submitted their work for the challenge stage and students will have the opportunity to go on to the enrichment stage later this term.

We also have a team who are about to begin competing in the Australian Problem Solving Maths Olympiad.  The students will complete one competition each month starting in May.  These competitions are designed to foster creativity, strengthen intuition and stimulate enjoyment and enthusiasm for Mathematics.

A selection of students in Years 7-9 have begun participating in our GRIN and Maths Mastery programs.  These intervention programs are designed to assist students in small targeted groups, aiming to practice mental maths skills and support students in their current maths curriculum.

Elevate Education –Parent Information Session - Monday 7 May, 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Chapel of St Anne

We use the services of Elevate Education to present a series of study skills modules in Term 2 to all students in Years 8, 10 and 11. Learning the specifics about study in an explicit manner is important in a secondary setting. This cumulative approach to learning about study techniques seeks to prepare students for internal and external formal assessment.  It ensures that students have information about time management, planning and study techniques at the ready for such a time, as well as for the continuous assessment undertaken in school.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend on Monday 7 May. Parents/guardians of students in the junior years of their secondary schooling will find it informative as the various modules delivered to students over the three years will be explained. Parents of senior students will learn something of the specific techniques for study taught to older students. More importantly, there is an opportunity to seek answers to any questions you may have about the Elevate program.

We hope to see you on Monday evening.