Only very talented mathematicians who had progressed to the 3rd round of the Mathematics Olympiad were considered for selection. These students also attended the training sessions hosted by Wits University under the supervision of Dr Belinda Huntley, who has been a driving force behind the Siyanqoba talent programme. The competition has a junior and senior section with an individual written component and a team component. Each team (10 members) then compete against teams from across the country to determine the National champions. This is a competition for the incredibly talented and it is an extreme honour to be selected to participate.
We are very proud of Jessica James and Nicole Brink, both in Grade 9, who are our Girls’ College representatives in their respective Siyanqoba teams.
MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD Special Mention
We are delighted to announce Jessica James’ Round 2 Grade 9 Olympiad result. For this Paper she attained 100%! She also fared incredibly well in the 3rd Round Paper, and although this result has not yet been released, she has been invited to attend the SAMF Awards Ceremony in Cape Town on 23 September where she will be recognised as one of the top 10 candidates in the country. This is an incredible achievement.