Maths Competition Results and a Visit from ANU

On Friday 4 August, 39 Junior school and 52 Senior school students took part in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards, actively design the unique AMC problems each year.

The results are just in as I write this article, and students will receive their interim certificates over the next week. The Distinction certificates will be awarded in the Academic Assembly in week 1, term 4. Please note that the “official” certificates, along with an itemised breakdown of marks, will be sent by the Australian Mathematics Trust in Term 4 for distribution. We congratulate the following students who earned a Distinction.

James Castrission (4)Kunwar Sparsh (7)Oliver Neave (8)Toby Francis (12)
Matthew Bolton (4)Jay Lundie (7)Ian Scott (9)Alexander Potter (12)
Sid Velan (6)Ashton Muller (8)Oliver Potter (10) 


On Thursday 7 September our Specialist Mathematics students enjoyed a visit from Tim Higgins and Lucy Hu, both Associate Professors in Actuarial Studies in the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics at ANU. They were joined by Karen Bahmann and students from St Clare’s and were able to briefly delve into the world of high-level mathematical calculations and what it takes to become an actuary. We thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules to present to our classes.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s Mathematics journey.