After 45 days, over 800 virtual Teams lessons, countless 1-1 and small group sessions and thousands of collective hours in front of our devices, the return of Early Learning Centre and Junior School students commenced on Tuesday. It was hard to tell who was more excited - the parents, students or teaching staff! The hum of the playground and classroom quickly returned to Myrniong. The ‘new normal’ wasn’t a particularly hard transition for our resilient Early Learning Centre Piccino, Prep, Year One and Year Two students. The teaching staff were quickly into their stride. Classroom routines were seamlessly re-established and teacher/student relationships reaffirmed. We are all looking forward to Tuesday, 9th June when our Year Three, Four, Five and Six students will join us and ‘correct weight’ can be called at Myrniong.
2020 Maths Challenge
24 eager Years Three to Six students have signed up for the 2020 AMT (Australian Maths Trust) ‘Maths Challenge’. We have 8 competitors in the Middle Primary Challenge and 16 in the Upper Primary Challenge. This is one of the biggest mathematical challenges in the world. There are separate problem sets for primary students in Years Three and Four and for those in Years Five to Seven. Primary students can attempt four problems individually or in groups of up to three students registered for the module. Each problem has several parts and may take some time to solve. Students must individually write up their own solutions for each problem. We look forward to watching the students’ progress over the coming weeks. Thank you to Mrs. Anna Robertson for coordinating this year’s Maths Challenge.
Remote Learning has thrown up a number of unforeseen leadership opportunities for our Year Five and Year Six students. Our House Captains - Sarah Crowle, Matilda Whitehead, Harriet Nicholls, Darcy Fleetwood, Sophie Spence, Charlie Hawthorne, Dougal White and Sophie Rouse - plus our Junior School Captains, Evie Kennedy and Hugh Stratmann, have all contributed to online Assemblies. They have been live or have videoed excellent contributions to our Wednesday afternoon offerings. Year Five student Amelia Bradbeer’s ‘Missing Myrniong’ Sway booklet was a creative way to share our thoughts as a learning community. Sophie and Lucas Rouse’s ‘A Moment In Time’ photographic collage was a terrific initiative that will provide the school with a visual keepsake of our Remote Learning experience.
Head of Junior School