The annual Cantamath competition was a huge success. Students created exhibits showcasing their creativity in mathematics based on the theme “Maths across Cultures”. Teams from across the Canterbury region competed in a competition to find the best of the best in the maths world.

Earlier this term, our students had the opportunity to let their creativity run wild. You can see many of the results in the photos and folder linked here. From our in-school competition, we selected our best exhibits to be displayed at the Cantamath competition in the Horncastle Arena.

There were over 1100 exhibits on display from all over Christchurch. The judges commented that this year’s entries were of exceptionally high standard. Our winners are acknowledged below.

The Cantamath competition was hotly contested by our teams at both Year 7, and Year 8. In a nail biting contest, with only a minute left, four teams were tied on the last question – including the Cobham team. We finished in a tie for 3rd place. Congratulations to John Lee, Jack Hastie, Aaron Kwak, and Roi Saxon.

Our Year 8 team also performed creditably. Finishing in the top 10 is an achievement with close to 100 teams entering. Congratulations to Raghav Bhutani, Ray Suzuki, Jack Cai, and Jaden Hu.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the hard work and effort from everyone who entered a display.  We hope you were able to visit these displays in the hall while they were exhibited.


Year 7, Excellence: Jaeger Pryce, Celine Fong, Amelie-Mae Hollander, Sophia Grant, Roi Saxon.

Year 8, Excellence: Linh Nguyen, Emma Espino, Julia Christenson, Ria Kobayashi, Rynil Singh, Sarah Higham.

Year 7, Highly Commended: Room 17 (Mr John, Class Project), Alex Johnston, Lachlan Foulds, Akira Lindeman, Mathais O’Sullivan,  Max Barclay, Murphy Carver, Ruby Trewinnard, Amy Zhu, Anna McMillan, Dominic Ono, Emma Mauger, Fiona Chang, Freemont Lin, Harry Kim, Hugo Feng, Lachie Casely, Laura Marshall, Rebecca Clayton, William Foulds.

Year 8: Highly Commended: Room 22/23 (Miss Tudor & Mrs McCombe, Class Project), Riley Hamlin, Indie Lewis, Frances Stanley, Grace Kempthorne, Iris He, Stacy Morgan, Tallulah-Rose Hollander, Alexandra Cotiga, Finn Pearce, Hannah Wood, Ruru Yang, Sammy Hooker, Willow Roberts-Smith, Brenna Kavanagh, Ethan Davidson, Stacey Morgan.

By Shane Barr

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