Published on: 19 November 2015

Christ Church boys have once again demonstrated their mathematics prowess at a variety of State and National competitions.

Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)
This year, hundreds of thousands of students from more than 3000 schools and 35 countries entered the Australian Mathematics Competition.

William Thomas (Year 8), Marcus Handley (Year 8), Kohsuke Sato (Year 10), Andrew Lawrence (Year 10) and Leo Li (Year 11) were in the top 0.3 per cent of participants at this year’s, while William Hu (Year 9) was in the top 0.025 per cent of participants.

William is one of 69 medallists globally, winning 1 of 3 medals awarded to Western Australian students. Her Excellency the Governor of Western Australia presented William with his medal at a special ceremony in Government House.

Adjunct Professor Mike Clapper, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Australian Mathematics Trust said, “These results are exceptional…This is a credit to the students, to their parents and to the dedicated teachers who, despite the many demands on their time, are committed to encouraging these students’ achievements in mathematics.”

Thirty-eight of our boys were in the top 2 per cent of the AMC and were awarded Certificates of High Distinction.

WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad
The Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad held on the last Saturday of October saw 520 of the brightest students in the State come together at UWA with parallel sessions in Bunbury and Karratha. In this fast and furious competition, Christ Church walked away with 5 individual prizes and 2 team prizes, including the top prize in each category.

Individual Merit prizes were awarded to Marcus Handley (Year 8), Albert Smith (Year 9), Rohan Maloney (Year 9), Oliver Terry (Year 9) and William Hu (Year 9) who won the top individual prize with a perfect score. The following team won the award for best performance: William Hu, Amitabh Jeganathan (Year 9), Matthew Hamdorf (Year 9) and Akio Ho (Year 9).

Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
In the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad, Kohsuke Sato (Year 10) achieved a perfect score.

Australian Mathematics Olympiad
Leo Li was awarded silver in the Senior contest of the Australian Mathematics Olympiad and for the second year running, William Hu was awarded silver. William has been invited to the Mathematics School of Excellence, where 25 of the brightest students in Australia meet.

“Congratulations to all our students for their remarkable achievements, as well as to the teachers who have coached and guided them,” said Khee Lim, Head of Mathematics.