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Maths Champs!

Well done to our super maths stars, Oscar and Noah, who attended the Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s Maths Camp at Myuna Bay on the weekend. The boys were invited to attend due to their outstanding performance of achieving a High Distinction and placing in the top 100 of the Year 5 category of the Newcastle Permanent Maths competition at the end of last year. They had a great time getting involved in lots of challenging maths activities, playing mini-golf, swimming, rope challenges and soccer. Great work, boys!


Congratulations to the maths superstars of the OC who were eagerly awaiting today’s presentation of results and awards of the APSMO Maths Games and Maths Olympiads. 

Well done to Sachin and Zander who tied for 1st place in the Maths Games competition and achieved within the top 10% of all participants. Terrific achievements from Patrick, Noah and Sam who also placed in the top 10%. Other excellent results from Ember (top 20%), Oscar (top 25%), Layla (top 25%), Liana (top 30%), Duncan (top 30%), Freya (top 40%), Chloe (top 40%), Eleanor (top 40%), Calvin (top 50%) and Vincent (top 50%).

A huge congratulations to Patrick, crowned the winner of this year’s very challenging Maths Olympiad! Well done to Sam who placed 2nd and Noah who placed 3rd (all 3 students placing in the top 10%). Other exemplary results from Zander (top 20%), Oscar (top 40%), Sachin (top 40%), Layla (top 50%), Blade (top 50%) and Calvin (top 50%). A special mention to Sachin who also received an award for his effort and application during the Olympiads – very impressive progress in maths this year!

Well done to all the OC who worked very hard during both these competitions this year! I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!




Maths Champions!

Congratulations to all of our super talented mathematicians for their terrific efforts in this year’s Newcastle Permanent Maths competition and the Australian Maths Competition. Students received their awards at today’s assembly and should be very proud of their achievements in these challenging assessments. 

Newcastle Permanent Maths competition – for students in Years 5 & 6

Merit certificates for students placing in the top 30% – Duncan, Ember, Cai, Sophia, Elsie and Elijah

Distinctions for students placing in the top 15% – S Willson, Liana, Griffin, Vincent, Eleanor, Blade, Celeste, Layla, Sachin, Sia and Calvin

High Distinctions for students who placed in the top 100 of participants – Noah, Oscar, Patrick, Zander and Sam. Well done to Noah and Oscar who have also been invited to the annual maths camp in 2017 for outstanding Year 5 achievers. Noah has also been invited to the official award ceremony as he has earned a District Award for being one of the highest achievers in the Hunter Region. Wow!

Australian Maths Competition (AMC)

Certificates of Proficiency – Liana, Celeste, Ty, Ember, Blade, Eleanor, S Willson, Vincent, Cai and Freya

Credits – Oscar (top 32%), Elsie (top 45%), Sachin (top 38%), Patrick (top 48%), Eliza (top 37%), Chloe (top 47%) and Duncan (top 43%)

Distinctions – Sia (top 17%), Zander (top 9%)

High Distinctions – S Walsh (top 3%) and Noah (top 2%). Well done also to Noah who was awarded a Best in School certificate and has been invited to participate in an Enrichment workshop with the AMT in Sydney. You are all superstars!




AMC Challenge!

Last term our top maths students were invited to take part in the AMC’s Challenge program for Year 5 & 6. We received our results and certificates at assembly yesterday and I was very proud of their outstanding achievements. Well done to Vincent and Layla who achieved Credits. Well done to Patrick, Noah, Sia and Sam who achieved Distinctions. Great results!

AMC 2016

Maths Champions!

Congratulations to all of our students who have taken part in the variety of mathematics challenges and competitions this year.

Today students received their results for the Australian Maths Competition. Well done to Cai, Elsie, Sachin, Freya and Patrick who achieved a Proficiency certificate. We had many students achieve a Credit: well done to Adrian, Joseph, Jack, Max, Zane, Sia and Sam. Congratulations to our students who achieved a Distinction – Lachlan (%rank 88), Dan (%rank 94) and Sarah (%rank 97).

All students in the OC took part in APSMO’s Maths Games and Maths Olympiads and this year we achieved some excellent results. Congratulations to Joe who was our winner of the Maths Games, finishing with a perfect score and placing in the top 2% of all participants. Well done to Pat who came 2nd, placing in the top 10% and to Dan, Sarah and Mikayla who came equal 3rd.  Congratulations to Lachlan who was our winner of the Maths Olympiad, placing in the top 10% of all participants. Well done to Pat and Jack who came equal 2nd placing in the top 20%. A fantastic achievement.



Newcastle Permanent Maths competition

Each year our school enters this great competition, open to yr 5 and 6 students. This year there were over 18,000 entrants from the region and many of our students achieved amazing results!

Achieving a merit certificate (placing in the top 45%), well done to Max, Nelson, Gill, Zane, Jacob, Elijah, Calvin, Freya and Jarvis.

Achieving a distinction (placing in the top 15% of participants), well done to Louis, Joseph, Adrian, Cala, Mikayla, Sarah, Sam, Vincent, Sachin, Sia and Patrick.

We had 4 students achieve a High Distinction for placing in the top 100. Congratulations to Joe (58th), Lachlan (49th), Dan (33rd) and a special mention to Jack who placed 5th and was also awarded a district prize. Congratulations!




Newcastle Perm Maths Competition

Well done to all of our Yr 5 and 6 students who participated in the Newcastle Permanent Maths competition today. There were many challenging questions that put students’ problem solving skills to the test and I commend everyone on their fantastic effort. Everyone received a participation certificate for taking part and results and awards will be sent out next term. 


Active Numeracy

Thank you to the students and Mr Andrews from Callaghan College Technology Campus Waratah who delivered a wonderful session on Active Numeracy at the end of last term. Our year 5/6 students participated in a variety of fun, hands-on problem solving tasks that challenged them and also got them moving. Well done!

Maths Maestros!

Congratulations to all the OC students who have been working really hard in maths throughout this term, in a range of problem solving contests and competitions. 

Everyone has been taking part in the APSMO Maths Olympiad (which is very challenging) and a new component this year, the Maths Games, which is the same format of problem solving questions, but not quite as difficult. Students will continue to participate in both Maths Games and Olympiads into next term.

A group of our students have also taken part in the AMC Challenge, which is a different problem solving program where students get to work in small groups to complete tasks. Today, some of our students completed their problems, and were quite pleased with themselves (as evident in the photo below!).



Today the OC had a visit from our Mathematicians in Schools (MiS) partner, Dr Jarad Martin. Dr Jarad, a doctor from the Calvary Mater hospital, visits our class each term to share his knowledge and expertise in mathematics with our students. Today, we looked at different types of numbers, famous mathematicians and theories. Well done to our students for their participation and to Jarad for donating his time to us. We look forward to seeing him next term.