Published on: 29 June 2022

Joshua Chen (Year 12) has been picked as one of 31 high school students to represent Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science, Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads – the world’s toughest maths and science competition for teenagers.

Joshua will be competing in the International Olympiad in Informatics as part of a team of four against 2,000 of the world’s brightest high school students.

The competition will be hosted by Indonesia, with the Australian team competing remotely from 7 to 15 August.

The selected students represent 23 schools from across the country, with Joshua being the only Western Australian selected from more than 20,000 vying for a position on the squad nation-wide.

Jan Honnens, Christ Church Grammar School’s Teacher in Charge of Informatics, said that Joshua’s achievement was well deserved after participating in qualifying exams and intensive training to make the cut.

“To be the only Western Australian on the Aussie side is a huge accomplishment and Joshua should be very proud to be representing his country, state and school on the world stage,” he said.

“We are proud of Joshua and wish him luck in the competition.”