Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA)

amt-logoThis year William Carey is again offering a new series of challenging enrichment courses for our top mathematicians. This course is designed and managed by the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) which is the key organisation that runs mathematics competitions (Olympiads) in the country. The Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians is targeted towards students with a talent in mathematics who would like something more.

The challenge lasts for 16 weeks between April and September. The program focuses on teaching additional mathematics not traditionally taught at high school and students are encouraged to develop their ability to prove results not just get the correct answer. The program is very challenging and students should not expect to easily master the skills involved.

As part of this program each student would be expected to spend roughly 30 minutes – one hour each week working through the providing resources and attempting the challenge for each chapter.

Students who successfully complete the program will have their diligence and achievement recognised in their yearly reports. An extra subject will be included in their reports including their overall mark in the program they completed and a comment about their work.

Details of the different programs are available here.

Please contact Miss Smith for more information!

Applications for the Philosophy Program are now open!

philo program

The Philosophy Program is running once again this year.

Philosophy chiefly examines the nature of knowledge, reality and existence as an academic discipline. It is studied at university and was once offered by the Board of Studies as a distinction course for gifted and talented Year 12 students. Most selective schools and schools with Gifted and Talented programs offer a philosophy program.

If you are in Years 7 – 11 and would like to meet once a fortnight to learn about Philosophy and debate philosophical issues, see Miss Smith in the HSIE staffroom for an application form or download it here

Philosophy Program Invite

We meet during lunchtime once a fortnight and will start in Week 6.


Applications for Advanced Learning Projects are now open!

Applications for Advanced Learning Projects (ALPs) are now open. If you are achieving well in your classes and would like to complete a challenging, interesting and open ended project of your own choice come and see Miss Smith in the HSIE staffroom for an application. Involvement in the program will appear on your report as an additional unit of study. You can also download an application here


Students ALPs application 2016