Trinity maths success adds up

5 Nov 2015

Trinity maths success adds up

Trinity Grammar School students enjoyed outstanding success in a number of reputable Mathematics competitions this year, with many boys receiving special acknowledgement for their achievements.

Boys in Years 7 to 12 participated in this year’s Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad, Australian Mathematics Competition, UNSW 54th Annual School Mathematics Competition and the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians.

Benjamin Davies (Year 11) and Selwyn Chang (Year 8) were awarded Distinction certificates for their efforts during the Olympiad. This four-hour examination, open to talented mathematicians by invitation was held in September. It is one of the few competitions existing nationwide which are used to determine candidates for Australian Mathematics Trust events.

Trinity was also well represented at the Australian Mathematics Competition. Students from over 40 countries in the Asia Pacific region enter this competition and it is considered an excellent benchmark for nurturing mathematic ability.
Twelve Trinity students earned High Distinctions, placing them in the top two to five percent of entrants. A further 79 students received Distinction certificates, while 230 students received Credit certificates.

Year 11 student, Valen Zhang was awarded the Prudence Award for answering the highest number of correct consecutive responses across all Trinity entrants.
Of the five entrants Trinity submitted to the UNSW 54th Annual School Mathematics Competition, three received special honours. Victor Wu (Year 12), Nam Phu (Year 12) were each awarded High Distinctions, while Benjamin Davies (Year 11) received a Credit.

Our younger students also represented the School well during the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians. Alec Silins (Year 9) and Michael Lin (Year 8) both received High Distinctions, while 15 boys earned Distinctions and 44 students were awarded Credit certificates.

These numbers are outstanding and demonstrate Trinity’s continued academic success. The School has long held an excellent reputation as a leader in academic achievement. Trinity prides itself on consistently producing students who graduate in the top one percent of the State, with many graduates earning university scholarships to leading institutions throughout the world.

“Our mission at Trinity Grammar School is to help boys discover their innate talents and unlock their full potential. We know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed. We are very proud of the achievements of our Mathematics Department,” said Head Master, Mr Milton Cujes.