MATHEMATICS PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
6 – 7pm in the school gymnasium
We are very excited to have the opportunity to have Dianne Siemon booked in to run a curriculum day with the teachers on ‘The big ideas in number’ but also to run a parent information session from 6-7pm on Monday 24th February. Di is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Victoria). She is involved in the preparation of pre-service teachers and the supervision of higher degree students. Di has been responsible for a number of State and Territory-wide numeracy research projects involving Prep (Transition) to Year 9. She is a popular professional development presenter whose interests include the development of the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching. Di is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematical Association of Victoria.
In this parent session we hope to provide parents with a broad understanding of what is involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics in contemporary Prep to Year 6 learning environments.
CHILDCARE PROVISION: Aftercare provisions will be made available from 6-7pm for school age children only. Please note that aftercare staff are not legally able to supervise pre-school age children. Please complete the curriculum day child care form and return this to Julie in the office ASAP and no later than Monday 17th February so that we are able to determine the level of staffing required. A copy of this form can be obtained from OSHC or can be downloaded from the neighbourhood blog.
Aftercare will begin as usual in the gymnasium foyer on the curriculum day but will move to 3-4 Neighbourhood One from 11am – 7pm.
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Any queries can be directed to Kerri Gibson (Assistant Principal)