Outstanding Young Locals Win Prizes In Global Competition

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9 November 2010

MEDIA RELEASE



Outstanding young  locals win prizes in global competition

The Australian Mathematics Trust will hold an awards presentation ceremony for the 

33rd annual Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) on Thursday, 11 November 2010 at 5:00pm

at the Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands.


Councillor Vasee Rajadurai of Holroyd Council, will present Prize Certificates to the 25 local prize

winners and Prudence Awards to the 50 students who achieved the highest number of consecutive

correct responses in their school.


Awards for Excellence will also be awarded to six students who achieved a perfect score in the

Australian Informatics Competition that tests problem-solving ability using mathematical skills and seeks

to identify computer programming potential in students. 


Commencing in 1978, the AMC was the first competition of its kind. It is now the major mathematics

school enrichment event in the South Pacific region and one of the largest of its type in the world. All

students sit the paper on the same day, making it the AMC the largest single event on the Australian

education calendar. 


Several hundred thousand students of all levels of ability from schools in more than 40 countries

entered this year’s Competition. This included Year 3 to Year 12 students from 659 primary and

secondary schools in NSW who sat the competition.


Prizes are awarded to approximately one in every 300 students sitting the AMC in each year group

within each Australian state or country.


Professor Peter Taylor, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Australian Mathematics Trust, said,

“Through the AMC and its other mathematical enrichment programs, the Trust aims to foster the

study of mathematics as a means of equipping students to survive and prosper in an increasingly

sophisticated workplace”.


“It also serves to improve their problem solving capability, learning and understanding in general.

The language of mathematics is international, and the Competition’s popularity in so many

countries also demonstrates its transcendence of cultural boundaries and the universal

recognition of its importance.”


The University of Canberra is the Trustee and a supporting sponsor of the AMC.



Photo Opportunity:


WHAT:   

Special prize giving ceremony for the 2010 Australian Mathematics Competition

WHEN:   


Thursday 11 November 2010, 5:00pm – 7:00pm.  (Refreshments 6:00 – 7:00pm)

WHERE:


The Holroyd Centre, Miller Street, Merrylands


Media are cordially invited to attend. For further information:


Prof Peter Taylor, Executive Director, Australian Mathematics Trust; 02 6201 2440; 0412 258 699

Jan Collins, Manager, Australian Mathematics Trust; 02 6201 2954; 0415 922 433 

Bill Akhurst, AMC State Director, New South Wales; 02 9451 2530



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BAULKHAM HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

BAULKHAM HILLS

CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

BAULKHAM HILLS

MODEL FARMS HIGH SCHOOL

BAULKHAM HILLS

THE SWOT SHOP

BAULKHAM HILLS

NAGLE COLLEGE

BLACKTOWN

PATRICIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE BLACKTOWN

BLACKTOWN

TYNDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

BLACKTOWN

BONNYRIGG HIGH SCHOOL

BONNYRIGG

BOSSLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL

BOSSLEY PARK

CANLEY VALE HIGH SCHOOL

CANLEY VALE

CARLINGFORD HIGH SCHOOL

CARLINGFORD

CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL

CARLINGFORD

CECIL HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

CECIL HILLS

CHESTER HILL HIGH SCHOOL

CHESTER HILL

SEFTON HIGH SCHOOL

CHESTER HILL

DOONSIDE TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL

DOONSIDE

MAR NASAI ASSYRIAN COLLEGE

EDENSOR PARK

PATRICIAN BROTHERS' COLLEGE

FAIRFIELD

FAIRVALE HIGH SCHOOL

FAIRFIELD WEST

WESTFIELDS SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL

FAIRFIELD WEST

HURLSTONE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL

GLENFIELD

FREEMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE

GREEN VALLEY

GREEN VALLEY ISLAMIC COLLEGE

GREEN VALLEY

GREEN VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL

GREEN VALLEY

HOMEBUSH WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL

HOMEBUSH WEST

GOOD SAMARITAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE

HOXTON PARK

PENRITH ANGLICAN COLLEGE

KINGSWOOD

PENRITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

KINGSWOOD

ST DOMINIC'S COLLEGE

KINGSWOOD

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC BOYS COLLEGE

LIVERPOOL

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC GIRLS COLLEGE

LIVERPOOL

MACQUARIE FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL

MACQUARIE FIELDS

CERDON COLLEGE

MERRYLANDS

MOOREBANK HIGH SCHOOL

MOOREBANK

ST MARK'S COPTIC ORTHODOX COLLEGE

MOOREBANK

TARA ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

NORTH PARRAMATTA

MUIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

NORTH ROCKS

ARTHUR PHILLIP HIGH SCHOOL

PARRAMATTA

MACARTHUR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL

PARRAMATTA

OUR LADY OF MERCY COLLEGE PARRAMATTA

PARRAMATTA

PARRAMATTA HIGH SCHOOL

PARRAMATTA

THE KING'S SCHOOL

PARRAMATTA

GIRRAWEEN HIGH SCHOOL

PENDLE HILL

PENRITH HIGH SCHOOL

PENRITH

WILLIAM CAREY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

PRESTONS

SEFTON HIGH SCHOOL

SEFTON

ST JOHNS PARK HIGH SCHOOL

ST JOHNS PARK

TOONGABBIE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

TOONGABBIE

CATHERINE MCAULEY WESTMEAD

WESTMEAD

PRAIRIEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

WETHERILL PARK

MARY MACKILLOP COLLEGE

WETHERILL PARK BC

WINMALEE HIGH SCHOOL

WINMALEE







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