English & Maths
We offer a comprehensive English program which focuses on the three areas of:
- Speaking & Listening
Our award winning Mathematics program focuses on the areas of:
- Number and Algebra
- Measurement and Geometry
- Statistics and Probability
MATHS ACTIVE SCHOOL
We are extremely proud to have been awarded the prestigious title as a Maths Association of Victoria (MAV) Maths Active School. There are only a handful of schools within Victoria that have been bestowed with this honour and we are the only school in Manningham to receive it.
This accreditation indicates that Milgate PS is a leading school in Victoria in demonstrating effective learning and teaching practices in Mathematics.
Our accreditation as a Maths Active School indicates that Milgate PS:
- Actively supports the mathematics professional learning needs of staff
- Structures school mathematics program to maximise learning
- Promotes active learning of mathematics
- Participates in student mathematics activities
- Promotes differentiated learning
- Uses assessment to inform teacher practice and promote learning
- Sees parents as valuable partners and actively encourages and support parental involvement
- Promotes the effective use of technology in the learning of mathematics.
Our outstanding student outcomes in mathematics and our state leading results in the MAV Maths Talent Quest are clear indications of our excellent mathematics teaching and learning program. We are extremely proud of our innovative approaches in teaching and learning mathematics and the comprehensive program we offer our students.
Congratulations to our entire learning community on being recognised as a MAV Maths Active School!
For further details please visit the website for The Mathematical Association of Victoria [click on logo below].
MATHS TALENT QUEST (MTQ)
The MTQ is an annual event at Milgate PS. Each class throughout the school is invited to participate by submitting an Individual, Group or Class entry to the competition.
Our students are encouraged to investigate a mathematical problem. They are then required to select a topic, pose questions and to demonstrate their findings using a booklet, model, posters etc.
Entries are displayed in our school and a panel of judges within the school selects the most mathematical and original entries. These are then presented to a State level of judging. Prizes are awarded to Group, Individual and Class entries and some entries may qualify for National Awards.
Milgate PS is one of the leading schools nationally in this event. We have groups and individuals who have won both the state and national competitions. We have been voted one of Victoria's Leading Schools for the past two years.
Extension Group students participate in the Australian Primary Schools Mathematical Olympiad. Teams of 30 students participate in five Olympiads throughout the year. Each Olympiad is a series of five problems, challenging team members to work individually to find a solution within the allowed time.
The problems challenge students’ knowledge of Maths and their ability to transfer this knowledge into practical activities. At the conclusion of the Olympiad each student is recognised for their participation, with students who achieve exceptional results receiving special awards of recognition.