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Math whizzes honoured at mathematics awards

The Newcastle Permanent Primary Maths Competition is a very difficult competition for high-achieving Mathematicians in Years 5 and 6.

Congratulations to two of our Junior School mathematicians - Samuel Wolstenholme, who came first in the Hunter Region and Tom Borg, who was announced Central Coast District winner. Sam and Tom attended a special ceremony early November where they received their special awards.

This year almost 19,000 students from 337 schools across the Hunter, Northern and Western regions had the opportunity to test their numeracy and problem-solving skills in this annual competition. Different from other exams, this competition challenges students to complete the exam paper without using calculators, rulers or other mathematical instruments.

Sam (left) and Tom (right) receive their awards

Overall our results were outstanding. 86% of Central Coast Grammar School students’ achieved either a High Distinction or a Distinction, performing in the top 15% of students that entered the competition.