Prize Giving Ceremony at Camberwell Primary School with Auburn High School

The competition Kangourou des Maths was created by French mathematicians in 1991 but its name comes after an Australian Mathematician who had created the Australian Mathematics Competition 13 years before, in 1978, Professor Peter O’Halloran.

The kangourou des maths is based on multiple choice questions (which at the time were rarely used in France) and is opened to school aged children from several thousand schools in over 40 countries. It is written in French.

Kangaroo Competition diploma Ceremony

This year, they were 312 700  participants worldwide : 99 700 in primary schools and 213 000 in secondary schools. Out of these, they were approximately 200 participants from Camberwell Primary School and Auburn High School. The top 30% of these received a certificate in a combined ceremony at Camberwell Primary School in presence of Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne and Serge Thomann, Representative of the French living abroad.

The individual photos are of the students who scored in the top 0.5% worldwide ! 

30th place out of  99,700 competitors!

On the same day, the diplomas of “Diplome National du Brevet were also bestowed to the Auburn High School students. This is a National examination that assesses the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of Year 9. It is balanced between evaluation of the core curriculum (continuous assessment) and final exams. Congratulations to the laureates!