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Maths Week
Maths Week was held at St Edward’s College throughout Week 8, aligning with International Pi day on 14 March.

Throughout the Week, the boys were provided with opportunities to immerse themselves in the wide world of mathematics.

Assembly and Pi Recital

The celebration of Maths Week begun on 12 Friday March, with the College assembly taking on a maths theme. During the assembly, Maths Week was promoted and the boys were treated to the annual “Pi Recital” in which students from various years battled to recall Pi to the most number of decimal places possible. This year was another exciting battle with Kai Maitland (Year 9) edging out Maxi Corrigan (Year 8) to take home first prize and bragging rights. Tristan Pearce-Maitland and Beau Seale also earned the right to stand on stage and participate in the competition, doing themselves proud in the process. Well done to everyone involved!

Lunchtime Activities

During Week 8, the boys were offered activities to participate in at lunch time each day, including Rubicks Cube solving, Chess, Card Games, Bingo and Kahoot, with prizes being awarded for those who excelled each day. There was also a daily trivia that boys were invited to participate in. Many boys turned up each day and participated in the activities having fun and earning some tasty treats along the way. Thank you to the Academia Portfolio, Mrs Abbot-Atchison, Mr Rozario and the Mathematics Faculty for their work in planning and running these activities throughout the week

Inquisitive Minds

On Thursday of Week 8, the College invited Inquisitive Minds to come in and run sessions with all of Year 8. Inquisitive Minds is a hands-on, engaging workshop, where the boys are able to compete in problem solving challenges in groups, while learning important skills that can benefit them in the classroom along the way. It was great to see so many boys completely immersed and engaged in the activities throughout the day! The workshops were assisted throughout the day by Year 9 and 10 leaders, who did a fantastic job in ensuring everything ran smoothly. A special thank you to Mr Marks, who coordinated the running of the day – it was very well organised, resulting in its success!

Art Competition

During Maths Week, Year 7 Art classes joined in the Maths Week fun, creating cityscape artworks based on the digits of Pi. Over the week some great artworks were produced and three of the best were chosen to receive prizes – congratulations to Jaxson Burgess, Tobias McEvoy and Xander Byrne.  A big thank you to the Art staff for running the Pi Cityscapes Art competition and joining in on the Maths Week fun!

Pi Pie

Once again, this year, In celebration of International Pi Day, Mrs McDonald (Food Technology) made a Pi Pie for the Mathematics Staff to share! Thank you Mrs McDonald, it was delicious!

Thank you to all the staff and students who were involved in Maths Week 2021, in particular Mrs Abbot-Atchison and the Academia Portfolio for all of their efforts in the design and implementation of the activities throughout the week.

See you again in 2022!

Lachlan Butt
Leader of Learning – Mathematics