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BEET Program

The BNPS Extension, Enrichment and Talent Program (BEET) is operating for students in Year 1 – Year 6 in 2018. The Year 1 to Year 3 program is run by Mrs Pam Collins and the Year 4 to Year 6 program is run by Mrs Meredith Graham.

The Prep team provide extension with the assistance of their Learning Support Teacher.

Junior BEET Program

In Mathematics and Literacy sessions, students work in small groups, in pairs or independently, finding solutions to problems using a range of strategies and thinking skills. They are encouraged to persist and explore all possibilities when faced with problems that require ‘thinking outside the box’.

In Maths Extension, selected students in Years 1 – 3 explore areas of mathematics beyond the Year Level curriculum. The course offers opportunities to stretch their knowledge across the breadth of Mathematics, as well as aspects above their year level. The focus is on the strategies used to solve a problem, and develop their thought process.

Students attending Extension Literacy (Years 1 & 2) are reading well beyond the standard Year Level expectation. These groups are learning a range of specific skills to further their understanding of what they are reading, and develop deeper understandings of texts presented.

Senior BEET Program

The Year 5 and Year 6 BEET program focuses on Science, Technology & Engineering. Extension units offered actively engage students in authentic and challenging learning experiences, creating learning environments that foster innovation and creativity as they apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies.

STEM education enhances student learning experiences through engaging curriculum that may include integration, inquiry and project-based learning. Students apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop high-order thinking skills within an authentic context. Year 4 students are also involved in the STEM area of BEET.

Extension Mathematics

All students participate in differentiated Mathematics programs across their year level, extension programs tend to focus on developing thinking and metacognition skills, higher order thinking problems and strategies, and advanced mathematics (relevant to each cohort). Each year level has an experienced Learning Support Teacher who provides extension and enrichment opportunities for smaller groupings.

Year 4 students attend extension Maths lessons with Mrs Graham throughout the week. Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in Maths Olympiad and other inter-school based Maths challenges throughout the year. The main aims of the Olympiad Program are to:

  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges

Specialist Science Lessons

Specialist Science lessons are also provided to complement PYP Inquiry Units at all levels throughout the year. These lessons enrich the inquiry focus providing students with a variety of experiences that encourage students to:

  • Ask questions
  • Expand their curiosity
  • Take part in hands-on experiences
  • Design and plan and  evaluate experiments.
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BEET Science Fair
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BEET Program

The BNPS Extension, Enrichment and Talent Program (BEET) is operating for students in Year 1 – Year 6 in 2018. The Year 1 to Year 3 program is run by Mrs Pam Collins and the Year 4 to Year 6 program is run by Mrs Meredith Graham.

The Prep team provide extension with the assistance of their Learning Support Teacher.

Junior BEET Program

In Mathematics and Literacy sessions, students work in small groups, in pairs or independently, finding solutions to problems using a range of strategies and thinking skills. They are encouraged to persist and explore all possibilities when faced with problems that require ‘thinking outside the box’.

In Maths Extension, selected students in Years 1 – 3 explore areas of mathematics beyond the Year Level curriculum. The course offers opportunities to stretch their knowledge across the breadth of Mathematics, as well as aspects above their year level. The focus is on the strategies used to solve a problem, and develop their thought process.

Students attending Extension Literacy (Years 1 & 2) are reading well beyond the standard Year Level expectation. These groups are learning a range of specific skills to further their understanding of what they are reading, and develop deeper understandings of texts presented.

Senior BEET Program

The Year 5 and Year 6 BEET program focuses on Science, Technology & Engineering. Extension units offered actively engage students in authentic and challenging learning experiences, creating learning environments that foster innovation and creativity as they apply critical thinking and problem solving strategies.

STEM education enhances student learning experiences through engaging curriculum that may include integration, inquiry and project-based learning. Students apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop high-order thinking skills within an authentic context. Year 4 students are also involved in the STEM area of BEET.

Extension Mathematics

All students participate in differentiated Mathematics programs across their year level, extension programs tend to focus on developing thinking and metacognition skills, higher order thinking problems and strategies, and advanced mathematics (relevant to each cohort). Each year level has an experienced Learning Support Teacher who provides extension and enrichment opportunities for smaller groupings.

Year 4 students attend extension Maths lessons with Mrs Graham throughout the week. Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in Maths Olympiad and other inter-school based Maths challenges throughout the year. The main aims of the Olympiad Program are to:

  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges

Specialist Science Lessons

Specialist Science lessons are also provided to complement PYP Inquiry Units at all levels throughout the year. These lessons enrich the inquiry focus providing students with a variety of experiences that encourage students to:

  • Ask questions
  • Expand their curiosity
  • Take part in hands-on experiences
  • Design and plan and  evaluate experiments.
BEET 1
BEET Science Fair
watermelon4
BEET Page1
Beet Page_2