Mathematics camp immerses students in numerical fun
■ 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.
Years 7-9 students and staff at the North West Maths Camp at St Luke’s College.