Every year our senior students in Years 5 and 6 are invited to participate in the Maths Olympiad run by the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO).  APSMO is a not-for-profit, professional organisation that offers a range of mathematical competitions for students aged from around 8 to 14. The programs are unique in that they focus on the students' ability to solve mathematical problems in a creative manner - as opposed to simply reaching a solution using a prescribed method.


The Maths Olympiad is an ideal complement to the school curriculum. The main aims of the competitions are to:

  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts

  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving

  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition

  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics

  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. We also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin nation and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians present.

New Gisborne Primary School

239 Station Road

New Gisborne, Victoria, 3438

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