Enrichment at Manor Lakes College
Enrichment Program Coordinator: Nicole Grigson
03 9741 4202
MAV Student Games Day 7-9
Two teams of four students from each of our 7-9 enrichment classes were chosen to complete in a Maths Games Day against other schools from across Victoria. As we were in remote learning during this time, each team worked to deligate and break down the activities during their time allocated. It was a whirlwind of a day, with students not only practicing their mathematical problem solving skills, but also their leadership and team-building skills.
Year 7 Team A: 32nd place - 126 points
Year 7 Team B: 26th place - 145 points
Year 8 Team A: 27th place - 175 points
Year 8 Team B: 36th place - 144 points
Year 9 Team A: 17th place - 106 points
Year 9 Team B: 16th place - 108 points
Thank you to Ms Garg, Mr Meadows, and Mr Le for making the three games days successful this year!
Culture Makers Lab
A select number of interested writers from year 9 and 10 were given the opportunity to attend a Writing Workshop hosted by Gurmeet Kaur from the Immigration Museum with guest speakers Anthea Yang and Munira Tabassum Ahmed. Students were introduced to the writing process through experiences, forms of poetry, key ideas when writing, and practiced responding to prompts.
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Kangaroo sans Frontières 2021 results
Congratulations to the following students for receiving outstanding results in the KSF maths competition in March!
Angel Vasisht - 8C DISTINCTION
Ruhab Hasan - 9C DISTINCTION
Ashnadhi Jaiprakash 7C CREDIT
Arghya Singh 7C CREDIT
Noah Behrens - 7C CREDIT
Viraaj Aulakh 7C CREDIT
Hansika Rakesh 7G CREDIT
Chelsea Borchard - 8C CREDIT
Hassan Naveed 8C CREDIT
Jiya Thakur 8C CREDIT
Joseph Alkourashi - 8C CREDIT
Mrithika Suresh Kumar - 8C CREDIT
Siya Gauri Singh - 8C CREDIT
Harman Lidhar - 8E CREDIT
William Groves - 8E CREDIT
Priyanka Prashanth 8G CREDIT
Abhiraj Mahajan 9C CREDIT
Bikramjit Singh 9C CREDIT
Prisha Parmar 9C CREDIT
Santi Bagatsing 9C CREDIT
Seth Jeffrey 9C CREDIT
Ashton-Kade Mani 10D CREDIT
Johanne Gutierrez 10C CREDIT
VHAP Term 1 reflections
The Victorian High Ability Program is an online course that you complete over a month. I completed the online dystopian texts course where we analyzed Hive by A.J Betts. We had 1 hour a week which included analyzing dystopian films and novels. Through completing the set tasks and homework, I have gained a greater understanding of the different types of dystopias and analysing dystopian texts. VHAP is a great way to extend and challenge you in either maths or English.
I enjoyed VHAP, as it extends your understanding of the subject that you have selected. For instance, I had chosen math and had done different activities that made you think outside the box. One thing that I really liked about VHAP was that you are working with other bright, like minded people, a nice experience.
The VHAP program is something unique and something more than a get-out-of-class ticket. It's more than just learning. It teaches you many ways to cope with math questions and new efficient and effective problem-solving skills.
Kangaroo sans Frontières
On the 18 of March 2021, select high-ability 7-10 maths students attended the Kangourou Sans Frontières Maths compétition. All papers in the maths test had 30 questions and went for 75 minutes. The first 10 questions were current student year level, then they gradually got harder and more difficult to answer within the given time. It was an honour to participate in the competition and most of us are looking forward to the second test somewhere in the middle of August. Overall it was an interesting experience that tested student abilities.
Mrithika Suresh Kumar, 8C
The Victorian High-Ability Program
A new program has been employed by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET), where Virtual School Victoria develop and deliver the Victorian High-Ability Program. This consists of intensive ten-week online courses in Mathematics and English for students in Years 5-8. Students are chosen from each school by the DET, with new students chosen each term.
More information can be found here:
Nicole Grigson - Enrichment Coordinator 2021
A change-over from Brandon Khenkitisak has taken place, and I am pleased to announce that I am the Enrichment Coordinator for 2021. I am excited to continue the high ability learning programs for our students and I am looking forward to working together this year.
Please turn your enquiries to myself for 2021.
NGV’s Creative Writing Challenge with Kalinda Ashton: Dystopian Worlds
Today’s society has many issues, including but not limited to global warming, gender inequality, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. NGV’s Creative Writing Challenge with Kalinda Ashton: Dystopian Worlds inspired both myself and others to extend our thinking on these issues in a creative manner, using artwork from the NGV collection as inspiration. Key ideas that I’ve taken away from the challenge include how to construct a premise for a short story, crafting an opening line, and imagining a setting. The workshop left me with ways to extend my writing in the future, and was incredibly engaging.
More details about the creative writing challenge here: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/writing-kalinda-ashton/
ARC Creative Writing Challenge
Creativity can sprout anywhere, and the ARC Creative Writing Challenge really helped me understand that. The workshop, which was held on the 21st of September, focused on finding inspiration for our stories in some simple yet beautiful pieces of art. The workshop helped me understand how to cultivate ideas and transform them into detailed stories.The workshop also highlighted the importance of well developed characters and helped us shape our protagonist through a series of questions. These questions focused on what our character wants, branching out to their traits. The questions also helped us to make the obstacles and stakes of our story clear. This led me to delving deeper into the much needed planning and thought process for a good story, equipping me with helpful tips and tricks to transform ideas into brilliant stories.
More details about the creative writing challenge here: https://arc.educationapps.vic.gov.au/eventhub/providers/NGV/events/779/details