Math­e­mat­ics camp im­merses stu­dents in nu­mer­i­cal fun

Pilbara News - - Education - Ali­cia Per­era

■ It’s safe to say not ev­ery teenager’s idea of a good week­end in­volves three solid days of maths, but that’s ex­actly how some ded­i­cated stu­dents from six re­gional schools spent Oc­to­ber 30Novem­ber 1.

Year 7, 8 and 9 stu­dents from St Luke’s Col­lege, Kar­ratha Se­nior High School, Derby Dis­trict High School, Tom Price Se­nior High School, New­man Se­nior High School and St Mary’s Col­lege in Broome spent the week­end im­mersed in num­bers at the North West Maths Camp, hosted by St Luke’s.

The first night in­volved fun maths­based ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore stu­dents sat the WA Ju­nior Maths Olympiad on Satur­day and stayed for award pre­sen­ta­tions on Sun­day.

The camp aims to give Pil­bara and Kimberly stu­dents and staff in­ter­ested in maths the op­por­tu­nity to share their knowl­edge in a fun en­vi­ron­ment.

It is sup­ported by the Wood­side-op­er­ated North West Shelf Project through the Kar­ratha Ed­u­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive.

St Luke’s Col­lege head of math­e­mat­ics Ciaran Do­herty was proud of stu­dents’ ef­forts.

“WAJO is de­signed to test the high­est Year 9s, so I think it says a lot about the abil­ity of the kids,” he said.

Pic­ture: Julie Pope/Kar­ratha Ed­u­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive

Years 7-9 stu­dents and staff at the North West Maths Camp at St Luke’s Col­lege.

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