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Mathematics

Welcome to the Mathematics Department.


Mathematics is a useful tool for helping us understand our world. Maths is essential for everyday tasks, such as managing your credit card and mortgage, buying groceries, playing games, computing the mileage one can travel by car (given the amount of cash in your wallet), and splitting up a restaurant bill with friends. But equally, if not more importantly, maths is the science of problem solving. Our society is becoming ever more technical and complicated, and to be successful in almost any endeavour, you need to be able to solve problems.

At Sacred Heart College we endeavour to strike a balance between equipping students with the skills and knowledge to be able to participate meaningfully in society, and giving students an insight into the power and potential of mathematics to describe, model and predict the world in which we live.


Mathematics is compulsory to Year 11, but is encouraged to at least Year 12. Many students need the skills and knowledge acquired in mathematics for other disciplines like science, social science and economics. A good knowledge of mathematics is a pre-requisite for study towards careers in science, engineering, health, environmental issues and economics.


Mathswell CompetitionWe have a range of courses available to cater for the needs and interests of all our students. In addition to our core courses we participate in the Australian Maths and MathsWell competitions to add variety and interest to our programmes.

The Mathematics Department :
Anthony Neyland (HOD Mathematics), Judith Bergman (Assistant HOD Mathematics), Ann Ashton, Liesbet Gavey, Phil Henley, Divan Nath and Sinapi Taeao.

This week ...

Enjoy the Term Break!

Looking ahead ...

Term 3 begins

Monday 24 July

Tuesday 25 July

Wednesday 26 July

3.30pm - Maori Achieve (3.30-4.30pm) A1
6.00pm - Project K 2016 Graduation E13
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting staffroom

Thursday 27 July

- Australian Maths Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club (3.30-4.30pm) Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme (3.30-5.30pm) A2
5.30pm - Careers NZ Pave Malaga Workshop TBC
7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Friday 28 July

1.30pm - Yr 13 SUS Day of Social Action - Lawson Foyer
7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Saturday 29 July

7.00pm - School production 'Missing Time' PAC

Sunday 30 July

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