EDUCATION Excellence & Growth at Hills College By Linda Taskis NATHAN LAI RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE. Earlier this year, over 19,000 students from 400 schools (including Hills College) participated in the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition, which is run by the Australian Mathematics Trust. They recently received the results, and the College is proud to have one of their students, Nathan Lai (Year 11), obtain an Award For Excellence for receiving a Perfect Score. This puts Nathan in the top 2% of all participants. Nathan also received a Certificate of High Distinction.
IN OTHER NEWS | It was a high day on 26 June for
Hills College as they welcomed dignitaries from both state and local governments to officiate at the opening of their new middle school building. This building caters to Year 7 and 8 students and houses purpose-built science laboratories, new bathroom facilities and change rooms, and four additional general-use classrooms. Hills Adventist College has undergone a continuous building program to cater to substantial growth since it commenced its additional campus at North Kellyville in 2011. Principal Dr Malcolm Coulson welcomes the new facilities and is proud of the vision that the college has, saying, “Hills Adventist College is focused on preparing its students to become caring and responsible global citizens, becoming young adults who are aware of the world around them and their important place in it.”
PICTURE 1: Nathan Lai with Mrs Hutanu (Head of Mathematics Dept). Thank you to Mrs Hutanu who facilitates and encourages students to do their best in Mathematics. PICTURE 2 (from L-R): Dr Michelle Byrne (Mayor of Hills Council); the Hon. Sarah Mitchell (NSW Minister for Education); the Hon. Ray Williams (Member for Castle Hill); Dr Malcolm Coulson (Principal, Hills Adventist College).
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