Wyong Public School’s Nicholas Chong was among the 11 Central Coast primary school students who were recognised for their mathematics prowess following the 2019 Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition.
Nicholas was one of three local primary school students who received a Year 5 District Award, an honour that recognises some of the top performing Year 5 students that took part.
All other awardees hailed from schools in the former Gosford LGA.
Newcastle Permanent Chief People Officer, Felicity Laczina, said the annual presentation recognising top achievers of the Maths Competition was a highly anticipated event for those students receiving an award.
“Huge congratulations go to these inspirational students for their excellent work in achieving incredible results in this exam,” Laczina said.
“The Competition has been encouraging students to become enthusiastic about mathematics since 1981.
“The increasing number of schools participating in recent years shows that it continues to be very popular with students and reinforces the relevancy of mathematics in the school curriculum,” Laczina said.
Different to typical tests, this Competition challenges students to complete the exam without using calculators, rulers or geometrical instruments.
Media release, Oct 31
Holly Lambert, Enigma PR