The SRC continues to be strong representatives and advocates for our school community in term 2.
Students have provided feedback on school processes, shared their thoughts on events with teachers, have attended training and have practiced their public speaking skills. We are now working on future planning for events that mean a lot to our school community.
The SRC have also been busy helping out with the schools first Athletics Day. Students have had the opportunity to assist with flag creation, planning, and have volunteered to help out on the day. It is so important that we have as many people in the school community involved as possible.
Recently, we got our delivery of custom made SRC badges. These badges help show pride in our school while identifying those that have stepped up as student leaders. Students posed for a photo when they were presented with their badges.
We are working on planning the rest of our leadership badges in line with our leadership structure.
Finally, we would like to celebrate Ammar Mahmoud (8E) and Harkirat Kaur (9E) for being chosen to represent young people in the Kalkallo District on the Kalkallo Youth Advisory Council. It is a great opportunity to represent young people, and develop leadership and communication skills outside of school.
Well done to all student leaders!
Miss Julia Rossi- SRC Coordinator
Extension and Enrichment
Year 9 & 10
During the school holidays, a group of year 9 and 10 students went to the University of Melbourne for the “Micro Mathematicians Workshop”. The following report was written by attendees Santa Rafaeil (10B) and Shannon Jot Kaur (10A):
We discovered how math can be involved in everyday life, even in activities we don’t expect. Through an interactive and engaging session, we learnt the mathematics behind juggling and how abstract algebra can help answer essential questions, such as what juggling patterns can be juggled. In the end, we even had a chance to try juggling ourselves! This program deepened our perception of mathematics and expanded our thinking. Overall, it was a fun and enriching time at Melbourne University.
Year 7 & 8
In May, the Year 7 and 8 Logic (extension mathematics) students participated in a workshop entitled “Mathematical Experiments”. They explored the use of randomness, probability and simulations in a field called mathematical modeling. The University of Melbourne mathematicians explained the application of this to real-word problems such as X-ray radiation. Students conducted their own experiments, getting a glimpse into life as a Mathematics researcher. This experience was valuable in preparing them for their Logic Capstone projects which will be presented in Week 9.
The Big Science Competition
On the 24th of May, Elevation Secondary College participated for the first time in the Big Science Competition. We had 50 students from across all year levels represent the school and are now keenly awaiting results. As one of the biggest international science competitions, students were challenged to apply their science knowledge, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in real-life, contemporary contexts. Thank you to Dr Jessica Beach and Mr Sam Haberman for their support of student enrichment in the field of science!
Up and coming…
Over 50 students are signed up for the Victorian Coding Challenge. It is not too late to join Team Elevation to extend your curious mind, nurture a passion in Technology and refine your coding skills. Email Ms. Alice Hu (email@example.com) to register.
Please look out for more extension and enrichment opportunities at Elevation on Compass.
Alice Hu – Extension and Enrichment Coordinator