Glenwood is one of 25 schools identified to partner with Advantage Learn (AdvantageLearn.com) for the Mathematics Neo Series in 2021. The Advantage Learn Neo Series is a blended learning solution designed to help high school learners of varying abilities to improve their Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics and Physical Science performance. It has been designed to support schools by adding an important digital support layer to their in-person programmes and enable a seamless transition between in-person and online teaching modes.
One of the key components of the Neo Series is the digital Campus – a dedicated web platform through which the Glenwood teachers and learners can access over 2500 mathematics teaching videos, worksheets and assessments. The Campus is designed to work alongside the Neo Series workbook made available to the teachers and learners, enabling the integrated teaching and learning experience.
Coincidently, the design and development of the digital Campus has been led by a Glenwood Old Boy, Christopher Muller, who joined Advantage Learn as a founding member in 2014. Chris attended Glenwood High School from 2000 to 2005. During his school years, Chris was a keen cross-country runner, captain of the canoe team and the dux proxime accessit in his matric year.
Chris is the third generation of his family to attend Glenwood High School. Chris’ father, Graham Muller attended the school from 1963 to 1967 and was the dux of the school in his matric year. Graham was active in cross-country running, public speaking and amateur dramatics at Glenwood. Graham also served on the Board of Governors of Glenwood High School for several years, including two years as Chairman of the Board.
Chris’ late grandfather, Barry Clark, attended Glenwood High School from 1939 to 1942. Barry was a keen rugby player at school and continued to play rugby at club level until his late thirties. Barry served as a bomber pilot during the Second World War, seeing action over, Italy, Poland and Germany. After the war, Barry qualified as an architect and designed many of Durban’s distinctive buildings. Barry served as the city councilor for Umbilo ward for several years.