Students Have Sum Fun and Win!
The School recognised some outstanding performances in Mathematics during 2008 at a recent assembly.
Christ Church took out the junior and senior divisions of the Mathematical Association of WA’s 2008 Interschool Have Sum Fun team’s competition. The junior team took first place from a field of 30 schools while the senior team won the northern division as well as the Larry Blakers Award for the top performance in the State.
The winning junior team comprised Patrick Dyer and Ben McAllister (Year 10), Harry Breidahl and Guy Coleman (Year 9), Alistair Morgan and Samuel Morgan (Year 8). The senior team included Daren Tan, Sandip Mukhopadhyay and Shrimal Fernando (Year 12), Jason Kong, Bo An Lu and Joseph Wong (Year 11).
Earlier this year, Jason Kong and Daren Tan tackled the Australian Mathematical Olympiad – a contest open to the top 100 mathematics students in Australia. Jason finished in the top 25 and was awarded a silver certificate while Daren made the top 50 earning a bronze certificate.
At an even higher level, Jason was one of 30 students in Australia invited to compete in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad in March.