Mudgee Public School Year 5 and 6 students have excelled in the annual Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition.
Four Year 5 students gained ‘High Distinctions’, two gained ‘Distinctions’ and three ‘Merits’.
With the top five students placed in the top 20, quite an achievement considering that’s from a pool of 10,000.
Four Year 6 students gained ‘Distinctions’.
Daniel Pegg, from Year 5, was awarded a monetary prize for achieving first place in the Mudgee region. He will receive his award from a Newcastle Permanent representative at the school next week.
Around 650 Year 5 and 6 students from across the Central West sat the 35-question paper, without the use of calculators, rulers or other mathematical instruments.
In it’s 37th year, the Newcastle Permanent Primary School Mathematics Competition is the largest of its kind with almost 19,000 primary students from 323 schools across regional NSW taking part.