Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Maths

Mathematics at Aquinas is fun and fulfilling with all levels catered for, so that all students get the opportunity to improve their mathematical skills in an enjoyable environment.

For our more able students the top classes are streamed to give them the best opportunity to be challenged by their peers. They will also be exposed to external competitions such as the Australian Maths Competition, Maths Challenge and Enrichment programs as well as World of Maths, combining both fun and academic prowess.

A range of computing skills are explicitly taught in the Years 7-10 Mathematics Course. Areas of study related to space, time and measurement lend themselves to the use of the extensive computer facilities in the College. Students build on these skills in their junior years and apply them in Years 11 and 12 when they study higher level algebra and trigonometry.

 

Course Description 

Mathematics is used to identify, describe and apply patterns and relationships. It provides a precise means of communication and is a powerful tool for solving problems both within and beyond mathematics. In addition to its practical applications, the study of mathematics is a valuable pursuit in its own right, providing opportunities for originality, challenge and leisure.

The aim of Mathematics in K–10 is to develop students’ mathematical thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of mathematics, their creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, and their engagement in lifelong learning. For the more able students we have enrichment programs and competitions to fully explore their mathematical potential. For the students who are struggling with their Mathematics there are always plenty of willing staff to offer help and guidance. As our classes are streamed across the entire range, all students will have the chance to work alongside students of similar ability.

 

What will students learn about 

Students study Number, Patterns and Algebra, Data, Measurement, Space and Geometry. Within each of these strands they will cover a range of topics including:

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Consumer arithmetic
  • Probability
  • Algebraic techniques
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Graphing and interpreting data
  • Perimeter
  • Area
  • Trigonometry
  • Surface area and volume
  • Properties of solids
  • Geometrical figures
  • Deductive geometry

 

What will students learn to do?

Students learn to ask questions in relation to mathematical situations and their mathematical experiences; develop, select and use a range of strategies, including the use of technology, to explore and solve problems; develop and use appropriate language and representations to communicate mathematical ideas; develop and use processes for exploring relationships, checking solutions and giving reasons to support their conclusions; and make connections with their existing knowledge and understanding and with the use of mathematics in the real world.

Students and parents can connect with our school Learning Management System run by SEQTA Software. Students and Parents can use the links below to access the portal that is relevant to your needs. Students access SEQTA Learn and Parents/Carers access SEQTA Engage
The Principal News
Term 2 Week 1 Event
2017 College Enrolment Information

 

Enrolments open 9th March 2017

 

 

Closing date for applications:

 

  • Year 7, 2018 Friday 28th April 2017
  • Year 7, 2019 Friday 21st July 2017

 

Due to a change in Sydney Catholic Schools Enrolment procedures from now on students must apply in Year 5 for enrolment into Aquinas Catholic College Year 7.

 

 

 

eLe@rning: Bring your Own Device Specification for 2017 (Click on this link)

 

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 76% of subjects above state average

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 50 Band 6s / E4s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 248 Band 5s / E3s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2015298 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s

 

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Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.

 

A new Administration Building is complete, and the students have moved into additional new classrooms and the outstanding MacKillop Common. 

 

 

 


 

97.95

College Dux Jushua Swan

76%

HSC Courses above state average

50

50 Band 6's / E4's

248

Band 5's / E3's

BIG MATHS PROJECTS

A very big CONGRATULATIONS to all students in 8 Maths.

Peer Support

At Aquinas Catholic College, a group of selected Year 10 Leaders meet with a Year 7 group, once a week, during Term 1 to work through a series of discussions and activities.

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