# Around the College

## Enhancement and Enrichment

My name is Georgina Peters and I am the Enhancement and Enrichment Coordinator for 2017. I currently teach French, English, and Drama (Immersion), and coordinate the inter-school debating program. My role is to oversee enrichment opportunities for the students, and to support the staff in providing high challenge opportunities both within and outside the curriculum. This year we aim to have multiple chances for students to extend themselves and enrich their learning over all faculties. Some highlights that are approaching soon include the Model UN Conference for senior students and the DAV Junior Public Speaking Competition. We ask the students to keep an eye on the bulletin for new opportunities, and we hope to see them taking advantage of all that is offered!

Georgina Peters

Enhancement and Enrichment Coordinator

## Pi Day

Students in Year 8C Maths investigated the value of pi on pi day. They drew a circle of any size and measured its circumference using a piece of string. They measured the length of the string using a ruler and divided this length by the diameter of circle. All students did this calculation and all the answers were closer to 3.14 which is the approximate value of pi. Students were fully involved in this activity and enjoyed learning  the value of pi by drawing circle of different sizes. And later they learnt about how the formula for finding the circumference of circle is developed and this pi number is also used for finding the area of any circle.

Parminder Kaur

Maths Teacher

## GEC Geography Championship

On 27th February Mr Chamontin held the Glen Eira College Geography Championship, so he gave me the honour to tell me how the championships work. It is when students from all year levels are welcome to show their geography skills. In 2016 our Geography Championship's theme was Cities and Capitals of the World and this year our theme was the Flags of the World.

We got into teams then Mr Chamontin showed us a flag and then in the teams we had to guess what country the flags belonged to. With every correct guess, you got 10 points. This year we had 4 teams and I went individually, which was very daunting but very fun. Congratulations to Ariel’s team who successfully came first place scoring 190 points, in second place ‘Cool Kids in Israel’ with 170 points, and I came individually in 3rd place with 130 points.

I think the Geography Championships is a great way for geography lovers to show their skills to others, although it was very daunting to be the only person competing individually, it was great fun and as a geography lover I hope to see more championships like this in the upcoming future! Good job everyone and thank you Mr Chamontin for holding the championships. It was a success and I am looking forward to more events like this.

Luisa David

Year 8