Outstanding Young Victorians Win Prizes In Global Competition

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MEDIA RELEASE


12 October 2010





      Outstanding young Victorians 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 14 October 2010 at 5:00pm

at the Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick.


Professor Hyam Rubinstein, FAA, who is from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the

University of Melbourne and Chairman of the National Committee of Mathematical Sciences, will

present Prize Certificates to the 23 local prizewinners and Prudence Awards to the 37 students who

achieved the highest number of consecutive correct responses in their school.


Awards for Excellence will also be awarded to three 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 80,000 Year 3 to Year 12 students from 600 primary

and secondary schools in Victoria 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 non-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.



Media are cordially invited to attend. For further information:


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

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

Bruce Henry, AMC State Director for Victoria, 03 9885 3509; 0409 708 762


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School list:

ALPHINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

ALPHINGTON

MOUNT ST JOSEPH GIRLS COLLEGE

ALTONA

ALTONA GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

ALTONA MEADOWS

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

ALTONA NORTH

BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL

BELMONT

BRAYBROOK COLLEGE

BRAYBROOK

BRUNSWICK SECONDARY COLLEGE

BRUNSWICK

CLIFTON HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

CLIFTON HILL

MERCY COLLEGE

COBURG

BUCKLEY PARK COLLEGE

ESSENDON

ESSENDON PRIMARY SCHOOL

ESSENDON

ST BERNARD'S COLLEGE

ESSENDON

ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE

ESSENDON

ACADEMY OF MARY IMMACULATE

FITZROY

FOOTSCRAY CITY COLLEGE

FOOTSCRAY

GILMORE COLLEGE FOR GIRLS

FOOTSCRAY

PENOLA CATHOLIC COLLEGE

GLENROY

IVANHOE GIRLS' GRAMMAR SCHOOL

IVANHOE

IVANHOE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

IVANHOE

ST BERNADETTE'S SCHOOL

IVANHOE

KEILOR DOWNS SECONDARY COLLEGE

KEILOR DOWNS

LAVERTON P-12 COLLEGE

LAVERTON

MARIBYRNONG SECONDARY COLLEGE

MARIBYRNONG

MOONEE PONDS WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL

MOONEE PONDS

PENLEIGH & ESSENDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

NIDDRIE

ST JOHN BOSCO'S SCHOOL

NIDDRIE

NORTH MELBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL

NORTH MELBOURNE

ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE

NORTH MELBOURNE

NORTHCOTE HIGH SCHOOL

NORTHCOTE

SANTA MARIA COLLEGE

NORTHCOTE

THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

PARKVILLE

PASCOE VALE GIRLS COLLEGE

PASCOE VALE

RESERVOIR DISTRICT SECONDARY COLLEGE

RESERVOIR

ST ALBANS SECONDARY COLLEGE

ST ALBANS

STRATHMORE NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

STRATHMORE

THORNBURY HIGH SCHOOL

THORNBURY

WESTBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL

TRUGANINA

SIMONDS CATHOLIC COLLEGE

WEST MELBOURNE

WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAY VIEW CAMPUS

WILLIAMSTOWN

WILLIAMSTOWN NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

WILLIAMSTOWN


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WHAT:   

Special prize giving ceremony for the 2010 Australian Mathematics Competition

WHEN:   


Thursday 14 October 2010 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

WHERE: 


Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick.







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