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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 ...

Monday 22 May

8.45am - Yr 12 SUS Trip
8.45am - Civil Defence Training Day
5.00pm - Kapa Haka in PAC

Tuesday 23 May

10.15am - School Singing Practice

Wednesday 24 May

11.00am - Swimming Sports - all Yr 11, 12 & 13
3.30pm - Maori Achieve in A1
5.00pm - Kapa Haka
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Thursday 25 May

8.45am - Yr 13 SUS trip
8.45am - Yr 11 Life Skills Plunket Course in F1
11.00am - Secondary Schools Barber Shop Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
5.30pm - Poly Group Practice in PAC

Friday 26 May

8.45am - Health Open Day Massey University
8.45am - Yr 13 PED - SS Tough Guy & Tough Gal Challenge
1.30pm - NZ School of Travel & Tourism Visit in F1
7.00pm - Noho Marae Stokes Valley
- Newsletter published today

Saturday 27 May

- Noho Marae Stokes Valley

Sunday 28 May

11.00am - Noho Marae finishes

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