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Students involved in Mackay Distrlct Academic Competitions.

​Readers Cup Challenge.
McDonald’s Mathematics Challenge.
Last Tuesday we had two teams of students compete in the McDonalds Maths Challenge against 24 other teams from the Mackay district. This year, Northview took out 3rd place, being pipped for 2nd
place by one point. For the past 4 years we have finished in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place – IMPRESSIVE. Congratulations to Team 1 for
achieving 3rd place – Tom Beswick, Connor Fitzpatrick, Jerome Newton- Pio, Hayley Hold
sworth and Trinity Lorraway. Well done to team 2 – Cody Elgar,
Isabella Sammut, Kyler Morgan, Ethan Shaw and Ethan
Cranston. Congratulations to both our teams for representing our
school so diligently. These students gave up their own time to practise for the competition. I very much appreciated the assistance provided by Mrs Elgar to supervise one of our teams.

Test yourself on one of the team problems –
A rectangular box has faces with areas of 48m², 60m
² and 80m². What is the volume of the box?

Readers Cup Challenge.
Also last week 5 of our year 6 students represented
our school at the Readers Cup Challenge at Eimeo State School wher
they competed against 7 other teams from Mackay and District. These students worked with Mrs Sippel for many weeks preparing for this competition, reading 5 books and critiquing them. Well done to Tom Beswick, Finn Law, Caitlin Gibbs, Holly Bennett and Max Herring.
Chess Competition.
Our school chess team finished 4th at the Mackay Regional Chess Competition on Monday. The team were coming 2nd right up until the
last round before being relegated to 4th. So impressive were their efforts that Andrew Fitzpatrick, the coordinator, arranged a special pin for our
students. Well done guys. Thanks very much to Barbie Stott, Jodie McGrath and Alisa Law for supervising and preparing students.

Maths Olympia.
We currently have 2 teams of students from Years 4-6 competing in Maths Olympiads across the school. These are Australia wide competitions focussing on creative problem solving which complement the curriculum being taught
in classrooms.
These competitions (5 in total from May to September) focus on extending and challenging students to think laterally and creatively when solving mathematically-based problems.
The main aims of the competitions are to:
  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges!