Masterclass of learning

The English masterclass at Kororoit Creek Primary school. Pic of students Emanuel; Chase and Dijana, with author Coral Vass and her books. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 232593_01

Tara Murray

Some of Kororoit Creek Primary School’s highest achievers were able to celebrate their learnings as part of two masterclasses last week.

The school held maths and English masterclasses last Wednesday morning as part of the Victorian High-Ability Program, which consists of intensive 10-week online courses in mathematics and English for students in years five to eight.

School assistant principal Drita Demiri, who helps oversee the program, said it was the first time the masterclasses had been held in person.

“The department selects a group of students each term, children who are designated high achievers,” she said.

“We hosted the masterclasses as a celebration of the development and learning across the teams.

“It’s a community day and everyone is able to enjoy their achievements. We’re trying to make it a big celebration.”

This term 53 pupils from Kororoit Creek Primary School were part of the program. About 70 pupils from several schools participated in the masterclasses on Wednesday.

The English masterclass included author Coral Vass giving advice on how to develop ideas and turn them into short stories.