29 Aug 2017

Tuesday 29 August 2017

On the 5 April, over 10,000 Year 9-11 students from over 250 schools around New Zealand competed in the Junior Maths Competition, run by the University of Otago. 

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Among the 86 mathematicians from the College who participated in this event, eleven achieved a top 200 placing and 9 achieved a top 100 placing in their year group.

Edward Day (Averill) and Callum Sng (Marsden) in Year 11 and Jason Lee (Major) in Year 9 made it into the top 30.

Marcus Ooi (Peart) and James Mead (Averill), received a very impressive second equal in the Year 11 division and were awarded a $250 prize each for their achievements.

Deputy Head of Mathematics May Meng was thrilled with the results and the level of skills shown by the students.

The Maths Department runs a Math Olympiad Club, captained by Bon-Neong Goo (Year 13, Marsden) which offers opportunities for keen mathematicians who wish to further their interest and develop their passion for maths. For further details on the club please contact Ms Meng.