Published on: 9 November 2017

Over 440 students across 117 teams competed in the 19th Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) held at the University of Western Australia and parallel session in Bunbury on 28 October.

Christ Church students Joshua Chen (Year 7) and Jason Lu (Year 9) both achieved perfect scores in the individual category, claiming the Most Outstanding Year 7 and Year 9 Student Award respectively. Just two points short of perfect, Year 9 student Declan Barret claimed a Merit Award and our Year 7 team comprising of Joshua Chen, Sean Morgan, Matthew Bailey and Jin Shen Lim won a Merit Award for achieving the highest score across Year 7 teams.

During award presentations, Year 11 student William Hu received the Phill Schultz Prize for being the ‘most outstanding’ Western Australian high school student in Mathematics Challenge activities such as Mathematical Olympiads, having represented Australia in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Head of Mathematics Khee Lim says “Despite the increased competition this year, our boys performed remarkably well, particularly our Year 7 team which attained the highest score of all year group teams.”

“Congratulations to all boys who participated and to our award winners on a stellar performance.”