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What is all this data about?

How many times do wash your hands in a day? How many biscuits do you eat? How many minutes do you exercise? You might never thought about these questions but our junior school have! They have been very busy counting, recording and displaying information (or data)...

Keep those comments coming!

In the last week our school reached a significant milestone, we reached over 100,000 total submissions on Seesaw. During our remote learning periods this year we have averaged around 10,000 pieces of work being submitted each week. While these numbers are mind...

Work it! How worked examples can prevent overload!

Our year long focus on High Impact Teaching Strategies will continue with an in depth look at worked Examples. A key component of a teacher's repertoire a worked example demonstrates the steps required to complete a task or solve a problem. By scaffolding the...

Around the Grounds…

From the small and narrow SCG, to the slick Etihad and finishing with the grand MCG, today we went 'around the grounds' with Andrea Hillbrick.  An immeasurably practical session full of ideas that will help bring high levels of...

Assessment (The essential kind!)

This afternoon's professional Learning session is all around a new assessment tool that is available to teachers at our school. Essential Assessment is a whole school formative and summative assessment solution. After introducing Essential Assessment we will be...

Don’t go anywhere…without an exit slip!

Today's presentation was all about exit slips in mathematics. A lot of today's session was based on the work by John Hattie in his recent book 'Visible Learning in Mathematics'. In the text he describes many examples of exit slips being an excellent way of assessing...

Starting the year with a growth mindset!

We were very fortunate to be able to start the year with a wonderful couple of days of professional Learning at Lancemore Hill. It was great to be able share the start of the year with everyone in a nice setting! Andrea Hillbrick started her work with a session on...

What’s your problem?

The upcoming Numeracy staff meeting will be on... Authentic Open ended Real life Numeracy Learning Problem Tasks and associated Tasks or AORNLPTT MJT buddy break-up. At the end of the term we will be having a pizza party break-up with JNR. You will be able to choose...

Don’t mess with big numbers!

After analyzing some pre-tests particularly subtraction ones The maths team was able to identify some gaps in the learning in regards to place value. Patty brought up some valuable points that we should take away. 1.We don't borrow numbers, we rename them! 2. Don't...

Numeracy Meeting: Is your task quality?

This afternoon's meeting is focusing on the characteristics of a quality numeracy tasks. Give me a Q! Give me a U! Give me a A! Give me a L! Give me a I! Give me a T! Give me a Y! Give me Quality!   Paddy introduced us to the estimation foldable. The idea behind...
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What is all this data about?

How many times do wash your hands in a day? How many biscuits do you eat? How many minutes do you exercise? You might never thought about these questions but our junior school have! They have been very busy counting, recording and displaying information (or data)...

Keep those comments coming!

In the last week our school reached a significant milestone, we reached over 100,000 total submissions on Seesaw. During our remote learning periods this year we have averaged around 10,000 pieces of work being submitted each week. While these numbers are mind...

Around the Grounds…

From the small and narrow SCG, to the slick Etihad and finishing with the grand MCG, today we went 'around the grounds' with Andrea Hillbrick.  An immeasurably practical session full of ideas that will help bring high levels of...

Assessment (The essential kind!)

This afternoon's professional Learning session is all around a new assessment tool that is available to teachers at our school. Essential Assessment is a whole school formative and summative assessment solution. After introducing Essential Assessment we will be...

Don’t go anywhere…without an exit slip!

Today's presentation was all about exit slips in mathematics. A lot of today's session was based on the work by John Hattie in his recent book 'Visible Learning in Mathematics'. In the text he describes many examples of exit slips being an excellent way of assessing...

Starting the year with a growth mindset!

We were very fortunate to be able to start the year with a wonderful couple of days of professional Learning at Lancemore Hill. It was great to be able share the start of the year with everyone in a nice setting! Andrea Hillbrick started her work with a session on...

What’s your problem?

The upcoming Numeracy staff meeting will be on... Authentic Open ended Real life Numeracy Learning Problem Tasks and associated Tasks or AORNLPTT MJT buddy break-up. At the end of the term we will be having a pizza party break-up with JNR. You will be able to choose...

Don’t mess with big numbers!

After analyzing some pre-tests particularly subtraction ones The maths team was able to identify some gaps in the learning in regards to place value. Patty brought up some valuable points that we should take away. 1.We don't borrow numbers, we rename them! 2. Don't...

Numeracy Meeting: Is your task quality?

This afternoon's meeting is focusing on the characteristics of a quality numeracy tasks. Give me a Q! Give me a U! Give me a A! Give me a L! Give me a I! Give me a T! Give me a Y! Give me Quality!   Paddy introduced us to the estimation foldable. The idea behind...