Welcome to James Hargest Mathematics
Everyone needs to learn Mathematics. It is essential in most areas of employment. It is also a basic necessity in many other aspects of everyday life. An understanding of Mathematics helps people to develop logical approaches to procedures and arguments. A feel for Mathematics helps people to appreciate symmetry and patterns and to make sensible design decisions.
Students excel in Mathematics at James Hargest College. The Mathematics department fosters, encourages and supports students to strive for excellence through tutorials, differentiated learning and classroom programmes.
Many of our students achieved very well in the end of year NCEA examinations. It is particularly exciting that the department gained four Scholarships. The following were rewarded for their time and hard work with the following scholarships
Calculus – Rees Guise
Statistics - Shaun Kerr, Thomas Rae and Mike Robbie
University of Otago Junior Mathematics Competition
This is a challenging problem solving competition and our results last year were very pleasing.
Andrew Fleming Top 200
Devin Boutcher Merit
Damian Mitchell Merit
Cameron Hartley Top 200
Morgan Finlay Merit
Matthew Fraser Merit
Emma Henderson Top 100
Brendan Tancredi Merit
Timothy Tuckey Merit
New Zealand Senior Mathematics Competition
This is a very prestigious and challenging national competition. Last year James Hargest College had some outstanding results with Michael Zhang one of the top 15 national finalists to go forward from the first round to compete in the final round in Wellington.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
Last year saw almost twice as many students gaining Distinction as in the past. Well done to all students who took part in this assessment.
Distinction places them in the top 5 - 10%.
Distinction: Benjamin Branaman, Madeline Doherty, Jake Meikle
Distiction: James Billows, Kate Loan, Stephen Potter, Conor Shearing, Alex Stephens, Tian Zhang
Distinction: Jaimes Brown, Andrew Fleming, Jin Kim, Flynn Macnamara, Hamish Muhl, Andrew Popham, Nicholas Tuckey, Turk Turnbull, Charles Turner
Distinction: Craig Dawson, Matthew Fraser, Cameron Hartley, Samuel Loan, Emily Morris, Thien Tran, Timothy Tuckey, Andre Vergeer, Laura Wallace
Distinction: Horace Zhang
Distinction: Anna Redmond
Distinction: Mike Robbie
James Hargest again had a very good night at the annual SMAC Maths Competition held in the Senior Campus gym on Wednesday 24th September. All the school teams enjoyed the spirit of the competition and performed particularly well
1st : Benjamin Branaman, Katie Heads, Jake Meikle, Anna O’Connor
3rd: Sam Cole, Thomas Fleming, Michael Moynihan, Lachlan Muhl
2nd: James Billows, Taine Conner, Stephen Potter, Agustin Varayod
3rd: Jenni Kerr, Jaewon Lee, Kate Loan, Tian Zhang
1st : Caleb Duffy, Andrew Fleming, Ethan Hellyer, Hamish Muhl
3rd : Harriet Barber-Barnes, Jaimes Brown, Georgia Cleaver, Tom Cowie
1st : Matthew Fraser, Cameron Hartley, Sam Loan, Timothy Tuckey
2nd: Craig Dawson, Amy Loan, Jessica Quinn, Cody Pham
3rd:Brendan Tancredi, Andre Vergeer, Laura Wallace, Samantha Wilcox