Maths Olympiad 2018

This week we received our final overall results for the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Maths Olympiad competition. We are extremely proud of what our students achieved this year. They have worked tremendously hard and I hope they are also feeling pleased with how they fared personally this year.

Lucas T this year achieved a perfect score of 25/25. Out of over 33,000 children who competed in the Olympiads, Lucas was one of only 48 students who achieved this amazing feat. A very impressive performance.

Our notable results as a school continued, with many students earning a place in the respective award groups below: 

Top 2%: Lucas T, Lachie F, Tom F, Finn D. 
Top 10%: Vega CS, Ava F, Evelyn F, Jerome S, Chris L, Henry N, Leo H. 
Top 25%: Amelie B, Jake G, Sophie S, Eliza D, Maia M, Sally B, Jack K, Lucy G. 

Our combined school team result was also quite impressive. Our group finished in the top 5% of all schools in Australia and New Zealand that competed. This is another super achievement and one that all students who took part can take great pride in celebrating.

A huge thank you to our dedicated helper Lydia Lew. Lydia gave up so much of her time to help out our students throughout the year and provide them with another avenue of assistance. The students were extremely thankful to have her in attendance.

Our inter school competition was taken out by ‘Team Pi’ which included Chris L, Lucas T, Tom F and Finn D. In what was a closely fought out result, ‘Team Pi’ narrowly fought off ‘The Quad Squad’, ‘TSM’ and ‘Triple, Double Cockroaches’. These teams were a great way to improve the problem solving skills of the groups as they were able to learn from each other and hear different methods explained to them. All awards will be presented to students at an assembly in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks to all students for another amazing year of Maths Olympiad. It will be back again in 2019. Well done on your brilliant hard work, great attitude and for your constant dedication!

Tom Hartney
Mathematics Leader (Years 3-6)