Published on: 21 November 2019

Christ Church Grammar School enjoyed recent success at the 2019 WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) hosted at UWA, taking out the overall Team Event and multiple other wins in a range of individual categories.

Winning the overall Team Event with 109 points up against All Saints College and Willetton Senior High School, Christ Church was awarded the MAWA Jack Bana Most Outstanding Team credited to Year 9 students Joshua Chen, Krish Mall, Matthew Bailey and Jin Shen Lim.

Individual achievements included:

  • Jeremiah Wang and Andy Wu winning the Curtin University Merit Awards.
  • Sean Morgan winning the New Edition Bookshop Award for Excellence.
  • Krish Mall winning the Curtin University Award for Excellence.
  • Joshua Chen winning the UWA Most Outstanding Year 9 student and being recognised as the only student this year to achieve a perfect individual score.

Christ Church Head of Mathematics, Ms Megan West said, “It was a tough morning of mathematics and we are extremely proud of these boys’ achievements in the mathematical domain.”

“We had three students in the top four for individual scores with Jeremiah and Andy ranked equal 2nd for Year 7s.”

“Joshua and Andy returned from Melbourne recently where both received medals for their achievements in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).”

“Many of our boys who competed achieved scores above the state average and we had four boys receive prizes – a great result and testimony to our teaching program at Christ Church.”

Christ Church performed strongly at this year’s AMC which saw three Prizes and 17 High Distinctions awarded to its students in Years 3 to 6. Also receiving High Distinctions in the Mathematics Enrichment Competition at the Euler and Noether level were students Jeremiah Wang and Joshua Chen.

Over 20 boys from Christ Church Grammar School competed in this year’s WAJO event, joining over 500 students representing 32 different schools across Western Australia.