Trinity students accepting award for excellence in the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge

IM2C award winners with Dr Sacha De Velle and Mr Rom Cirillo

This week, Trinity College celebrated academic excellence. The secondary school came together to congratulate students in Years 7-12 who achieved outstanding results in their first semester studies, and also to acknowledge Years 7-10 semester one elective award winners.

One of the highlights of the assembly was the presentation of the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IM2C) awards to our Year 12 Maths team. Samuel Carbone (12.1), Kayvan Gharbi (12.8), Farruh Mavlonov (12.7) and Trong Nguyen (12.8) were admirably mentored by Mr Ian Hailes, and submitted one of the two winning solutions in Australia, earning them a Meritorious Award, the second highest award category in the international component of the competition. They were judged by the IM2C international panel against solutions from a pool of 40 teams from 23 participating countries. It was an honour to have Dr Sacha De Velle, Manager and Principal Research Fellow with the Perth branch of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Mr Rom Cirillo, President of the Mathematics Association of Western Australia (MAWA) at the College to present the awards.

Trinity Student discussing environmental issues

After the presentation of awards, Anthony Carbone (12.2) addressed the assembly about a new initiative, the Trinity College Environmental Committee (TCEC). This committee was formed by a small group of senior students concerned about the amount of rubbish appearing throughout the College campus. Mr Anthony Byrne and Ms Amanda Marocchi accompanied the committee on their recent visit to Emmanuel College, where they heard about the success of their environmental program. Armed with ‘best practices' from Emmanuel, and their own ideas, the TCEC is calling on all students to help make TC litter free!

Mr Banks concluded the assembly by congratulating the award winners, and reminding students that they are not striving for academic perfection, but academic excellence. He urged students to continue to give their best effort this semester, and to make the most of their Trinity education.