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17 Oct

Exploring Maths Through Problem Solving

MATHS OLYMPIAD @ MCC High achieving secondary maths students put their talent to the test by competing alongside thousands of others around Australia and NZ in this year's problem solving competition. This is the second year MCC has competed in this competition, initiated by the current Faculty Lead for Mathematics, Mr Edwin Sammut. Run over five months and consisting of five separate conteste, the main aims of the Program 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 'Your efforts in participating in the Maths Olympiad competition over five months is a wonderful effort! I hope you all feel proud in participating in such a prestigious competition and the efforts you have made in Maths.' - Mr Ed Sammut. Some of our MCC team were presented with their certificates today, and our overall winner for the College was presented with a trophy. Well done Aaron Harman! It’s great to see students engaged in Mathematics which is the most widely used subject in the world. The role of Mathematics and student engagement with this subject will benefit them throughout their life. As stated in Corinthians 14:40 - But all things should be done decently and in order. ...

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03 Oct

Celebrating Leadership

The news is in! Our very own Victoria Hirt, year 12, has just been awarded the winner of this year's VCE Leadership Award for Victoria! Featured on the VCAA website as one of eight finalists in this year’s VCE Leadership Awards, the judging panel were very impressed with Victoria's application and interview, and she received the news at the award ceremony last Friday. 'Wherever you see a person in need, there is an opportunity for leadership. That could be someone in your friendship group or community or a person overseas. Being a leader doesn't depend on your location, age or qualification. If you have the vision to do something that will benefit one person or a whole community, go for it. Everyone can be a leader.' 'Don’t you just love this amazing young lady’s heart for others? I had the privilege of reading her application and was overwhelmed at her commitment to helping people both at home and overseas – including being an ambassador for girls in education, CFA volunteering, working with prisoners, training adults in rural villages in Cambodia and mentoring our younger students at MCC.' - Ms Amanda Kirsten, VCE Coordinator. If you would like to read more, go to:…/2018finalists-VictoriaHirt.aspx ...

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