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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 :
Judith Bergman (HOD Mathematics), Phil Henley and Charlotte Booker (Assistant HODs Mathematics), Ann Ashton, Liesbet Gavey, Divan Nath and Sarah Wheeler.

What's on ...

Monday 24 February

10.45am - L2 BIO Rocky Shore Trip
1.30pm - Kapa Haka (PAC)
5.30pm - German Fundraising Meeting

Tuesday 25 February

Shrove Tuesday - Vinnies Fundraiser
8.45am - Music Workshops
8.45am - Special Olympics Athletics Volunteering

Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday
1.30pm - Music Workshops
3.30pm - Māori Achieve (Atawhai)
3.30pm - Study & Homework Club (Library)
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting (Library)
- CSW Senior Touch Qualifying Tournament
- Softball Starts

Thursday 27 February

7.40am - Careers with Coding
8.45am - Music Workshops
8.45am - Sport Academy
3.30pm - Big Sister (Library)

Friday 28 February

Mufti Day & Sausage Sizzle for Relay for Life
8.45am - DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition
1.30am - Music Workshops
- Get prepared for SHC Athletic Sports on Monday

Saturday 29 February

- DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition

Sunday 1 March

- DOE Silver Qualifying Expedition

Looking ahead ...

Monday 2 March

Athletic Sports Day - House Event

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