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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.

This week ...

Monday, 20 May

3.30pm - Debating Club

Tuesday, 21 May

12.00pm - Project K Community Challenge
2.45pm - Poly Group Practice

Wednesday, 22 May

8.45am - Yr 13 GEO Trip
9.00am - Yr 8 Open Morning
3.30pm - Homework Club (Library)
3.30pm - Maori Achieve (A2)
5.00pm - Kapa Haka Practice
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, 23 May

8.45am - Yr 13 SUS Trip
12.00pm - Junior Swim Sports
1.00pm - Daisy Lavea Timo - Author Visit
1.30pm - Yr 11 ECO Trip
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme
6.00pm - Pasifika  Fono

Friday, 24 May

8.45am - Nga Manu Korero
8.45am - Yr 13 PED/SPS Tough Gal Challenge
8.45am - Yr 11 GEO Trip
8.45am - Creative Industries Day
12.00pm - Nominations for BOT Parent Rep Election Close
1.40pm - Poly Group Practice

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