The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Advanced
- Mathematics Standard 2
- Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
- Mathematics Life Skills.
The School has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics and our students value the study of this subject. The staff is highly experienced and strives to build on the interest students have in mathematics.
Students are encouraged to extend themselves by entering challenging mathematics competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians. Our results in these competitions, the NAPLAN exams and Higher School Certificate are always well above the average for our region and the state.The Mathematics faculty members are
C Halkidis (Head of Faculty)
- M. Kaur
- M Lakshmipathy
- D Micallef