Students at Coomera Rivers SS are pure gold!

Principal Vic Graham, Deputy Principal Wendy Artz and students at Coomera Rivers State School, Qld

Principal Vic Graham, Deputy Principal Wendy Artz and students at Coomera Rivers SS, Qld

In recognition of the outstanding results attained this year by the students at Coomera Rivers State School, Jenny Fahey from Mathletics was invited to attend their Junior Assembly for Gold Certificate achievers recently.

This year alone, students have amassed an incredible total of 9991 certificates, 417 of which were gold from only 890 students across the school!  This remarkable feat has the team at Mathletics very impressed by the drive and enthusiasm demonstrated not only by the students, but evidently from the teachers too!

So what’s the secret to their success?  Wendy Artz, the school’s Deputy Principal reveals their Principal certainly is a key motivator at the school.  Mr Vic Graham frequently sets goals for the school including promising to shave off his beard or shout an icy pole to all students!

But they also take Mathletics deeper.  With the support of their ‘Signature Practice’ teachers at Coomera Rivers identify what their current level of knowledge is so that appropriate PD can be offered to them, including pairing staff up with a mentor.  The Leadership team sets a core requirement around Mathletics use including the minimum setting of 3 tasks per week.   Mums and Dads are also encouraged to attend school-run Mathletics Parent Workshops – their experience shows that supporting parents ensures greater student success.

Coomera Rivers runs a 1:1 iPad program so the Mathletics app is certainly supporting their numeracy and digital literacy goals.  However Wendy has no doubt that their greatest success comes from consistency of Mathletics usage and application.

Student Council meets with DP Wendy Artz and Jenny Fahey from Mathletics

Student Council meets with DP Wendy Artz and Jenny Fahey from Mathletics

3P Learning’s Jenny Fahey was honoured to be invited by Wendy to join their Student Council meeting.  “I think the Student Council really appreciated being able to give feedback and discuss Mathletics…they also liked the being made privy to what goes on behind the scenes.”