Student Excellence Program
The Student Excellence Program provides an opportunity for high-achieving students in either Literacy or Numeracy to participate in a weekly program with a small group of like-minded students. These programs operate for 50 minutes per week over the term. The sessions are led by an experienced specialist teacher.
Some of the recent programs offered in the Student Excellence Program include the following:
The Maths Association of Victoria (MAV) Victorian Coding Challenge contains four challenge tasks. SEP students in Years 5 and 6 have used the high-level block-based visual language of Scratch to create various shapes, maths games and a maze. Our students have problem-solved to make adjustments and determine solutions throughout this unit.
Our Year 4 SEP unit on poetry involved the students reading and writing various formats including free verse, ballads and limericks. The following literary devices were examined: personification, similes, metaphors and imagery, and the students then incorporated these elements into their own poems.
3D shapes have been a recent focus of the Year 3 SEP Numeracy lessons. The students have been drawing triangular, rectangular and hexagonal prisms while learning about congruent faces and dotted lines to show hidden edges. Next, they have estimated and measured the dimensions of a quadrilateral face on their boxes. Through the use of various 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication methods, they have then determined the area of that face of those boxes.