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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

Samoan Language Week
Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

Theme - Keep Learning

Aso Faraile 29 May

Teacher Only Day
No students at school

Aso To'ona'i 30 May

Aso Sā 31 May

Looking ahead

Monday 1 June

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 2 June

Wednesday 3 June

3.30pm - Māori Achieve
3.30pm - Study & Homework Group

Thursday 4 June

Barbier Feast Day

3.30pm - Big Sister
4.30pm - Poly Group

Friday 5 June

Saturday 6 June

Sunday 7 June

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