Published on: 14 May 2020
Eleven of our boys are among the world’s brightest mathematicians in Years 5 and 6.
Justin Goh (Year 6) maintained his outstanding record in this year’s Kangourou sans Frontières (Kangaroo without Borders) with a High Distinction for the second year straight.
Eight other Year 6s received a Distinction in the online competition and we congratulate Arjun Brian, Jack Cooper, Cameron Greatwood, Thien-An Ho, Joshua Ng, Solomon Pearse, Rohan Shetty and Nathan Wong. They were joined by fellow Year 5 students Benjamin Bejczy and Elliott Ho who also received a Distinction under the Year 6 category.
The Kangourou sans Frontières involves Years 3 to 6 students solving 30 problems within 60 minutes with problems designed to be answered just as quickly without a calculator.
Extension Mathematics Co-ordinator in the Preparatory School, Mrs Anthea Feaver said, “Participation in this type of competition fosters creativity, determination and ingenuity while offering the thrill of meeting a high-level challenge.”
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our brightest students to compete with the rest of Australia and the world.”
“The boys now look forward to competing in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) taking place in July and we wish them good luck.”
The Kangourou sans Frontières is one of the largest international mathematics competitions in the world with more than six million participants annually. This is the second year it has been available for Australian students.