At BPPS we are committed to ensuring all students have the opportunity to strive for excellence, achieve success and develop to their full potential. We aim to do this in our classroom programs which are designed to cater for the individual needs of all students through the differentiation of lessons in the core subjects of English and mathematics.
For those students who are working well above their expected level we also provide a number of enrichment/extension programs that complement what they are learning in the classroom.
Student Excellence: Mathematics extension program 2023
This year we are excited to be able to offer a mathematics extension program to students in Years Three to Six. The scope of this program is to provide enhancement opportunities to students who display high abilities in the curriculum strands of Mathematics (Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability), as well as aptitude, lateral thinking and perseverance in relation to problem solving.
Boroondara Park PS has a high achieving student mathematical demographic, and as such, and in line with the aims and objectives of our Annual Implementation Plan, we wish to be able to fully extend and support the progress of these students. This program supports both the work of our differentiated classroom mathematics programs and the work of the Tutor Learning Initiative; this enables us to ensure all of our students are consistently met at their academic point of need.
The opportunities and activities delivered within this program will align with the Victorian Curriculum. Relevant data will be shared with classroom teaching staff to both enhance the classroom mathematical planning and learning of the individual student and to help inform student assessment.
Students will be taking part in a varied range of mathematical challenges and competitions across both Australia and Asia/Pacific. This includes generalised problem solving competitions as well as opportunities in algorithmic and computational processes and group tasks that focus upon collaborative projects in problem solving.
The program will run each week from the middle of Term 1 with students attending a 50 to 100 minute session during classroom mathematical teaching time.
The ‘challenge’ nature of this program aims to engage and motivate high achievers and to create a supportive, like minded environment.
Additional skills including collaboration, metacognition, presentation of findings, flexibility in thinking and resilience in learning will all be targeted.
For more information regarding this program please click on this link.
Student Excellence Program - VHAP
We are currently participating in the State Governments Student Excellence Program. The two programs offered by the Government are for students who have been recognised as working at a high level across one or more learning areas.
For students in years 5 and 6 who have a passion for coding and are curious to give it a go? They have a creative yet logical mind and love to problem solve engaging, real-world problems?
The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), in collaboration with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), are producing a 2-stage coding challenge, free of charge to participants and aimed to extend curious minds, nurture passions and support students in refining their coding skills.
Students will participate in fun and engaging coding tasks. The challenges will require that students apply coding and algorithmic thinking in order to solve interesting problems.
ICAS Assessments™ are designed to recognise academic excellence. At BPPS we our students have the opportunity to participate in ICAS English, ICAS Maths, ICAS Science and ICAS Digital Technologies competitions. Students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. They are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of knowledge.
ICAS is offered to students in grades 3 to 6.
Students with a passion for writing have the opportunity to participate in an external writing competition. Successful applicants then have their work published. This is facilitated by our Literacy Learning Specialist and Principal.