Mental Math at Beacy!

As students and families are aware, we use a variety of math strategies when solving addition and subtraction problems. You’ve probably heard or seen things such as the jump, split and compensation strategies. Some of these are very different to the ones parents might have used when they were in school. So we have put together an explanation of how to do these strategies so students can practice them at home when completing Mathletics and so parents can help their child if needed. Click on the link below to check it out.

Math Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

Grade 6 Transition Information Evening

Just a reminder for our grade 6 families that we have our Transition Information Evening tomorrow night at 6.00pm in 6B and 6J’s classroom.

We will be running through the Grade 6 to Year 7 transition process and how this works, as well as having staff from Berwick College and Officer Secondary College presenting about their school. Even if you have already decided not to attend one of these schools, it will be beneficial to still come to see the timeline for transition and what forms you will still need to complete.

Together We Can!

Today our school leaders attended the Halogen Leadership Conference at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. They listened to a variety of speakers who emphasised that together we can achieve anything. Jade Hameister, who at age 14 was the youngest person to ski to the North Pole, spoke about choosing bravery over perfection and that its ok to fail at things. Matt Cosgrove, author and illustrator of Epic Fail Tales, spoke about using your imagination and being persistent, as well as finding your passion and practising it. These inspirational leaders gave our school leaders some skills and knowledge to help them strive to be the best they can be for our school.

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Investigations Homework Question

Choose a famous landmark from around the world and create an Information Report. Your report should be well researched and have lots of factual information.

Your subheadings can include:

• Location
• History (when it was first built or discovered)
• Why is it so famous?
• Interesting Facts

Landmark

Grade 6 Transition Information Night

Grade 6 families are invited to attend the Grade 6 Transition Information Night which will be held on Wednesday 29th March. This session will look at the secondary school application process and what families need to do in order to enrol their child in secondary school. Also in attendance will be staff from Berwick College and Officer Secondary College, who will give a short presentation as to what their school has to offer and can answer any questions you may have.

When: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Where: 6B and 6J’s classroom

This session is very important and all families are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Miss Backman on 9707 1510.