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Tuesday 25 April

ANZAC DAY HOLIDAY

 

Friday 28 April

Cross Country

 

Mid May

Assessment and Reporting cycle ends.

 

Tuesday 16 May

Open Day for Grade 6 students

Home study day for 7/8/ students

 

Wednesday 17 May

Student Free Day (Staff Development Day)

 

Friday 26 May

Top Arts Tour (please note date change for this excursion from Friday 5 May)

 

Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June

Year 9 Camp

 

Monday 5 June

Year 8 Exams

 

Tuesday 6 June

Year 9 Exams

 

Monday 12 June

Queen's Birthday Holiday

 

Wednesday 14 June

GAT Exam

 

 Friday 30 June

Last day of Term 2

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

The Maths Area of Learning of this College provides opportunities that ensure all students develop skills, concepts, applications and processes which support their meaningful participation in society.

 

mathsMathematics aims to:

  • expose students to a wide range of mathematical ideas
  • develop an awareness of modern technology and its implication in mathematics
  • emphasise the dynamic nature of maths

 

The skills that have been identified for effective participation in society and are included in mathematical studies at this College are:

 

  1. Number skills and computational skills including calculators
  2. Geometry concepts and terminology
  3. Measurement in all its forms
  4. Estimation and approximation techniques and practices
  5. Alertness to the reasonableness of results using a variety of calculating devices
  6. Reading, interpreting and constructing tables and graphs for a variety of purposes
  7. Learning how to use mathematics to apply the notions of probability
  8. Problem solving to new situations
  9. Applying mathematics to everyday situations and interpreting their conclusions
  10. Being able to read, comprehend, write, interpret and speak mathematically including the use of symbols.

 

To read about one of the Maths acheivements at PSC click here.