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Walvis Bay cluster crowned maths champions

Walvis Bay cluster crowned maths champions

The Walvis Bay Cluster won the 2019 Bank Windhoek Coastal Math’s Challenge championships during the second and final round which consisted of three papers: an individual speed test, multiple choice test and a team Test.

The rounds saw grade 8, 9 and 10 learners from the Walvis Bay and the Swakopmund cluster schools compete for the top prize. A total of 72 learners from 14 different schools took part in the second and final round.

Edwina Kamatoto from Walvis Bay Private High School, won gold in the grade 8’s individual category. Sebastian Garrard from Private School Swakopmund took home the gold award in the grade 9’s individual category while Dylan Kreiner also from Private School Swakopmund, walked away as the winner of the grade 10’s individual category.

“I want to thank Bank Windhoek for coming aboard and sponsoring the Bank Windhoek Coastal Maths Challenge. With their help we were able to again continue with this long tradition challenging coastal schools to do their best in the competition,” said Magret Courtney-Clarke, the initiator and organiser of the Bank Windhoek Coastal Maths Challenge.

“Bank Windhoek believes that by investing in the Coastal Maths Challenge, we are investing in the future. There is a lot of speculation about the future of jobs and the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but by being equipped with mathematics and problem solving as a core skill, the future looks bright for students. Congratulations to the organisers for a well-executed event,” said André le Roux, PR Manager at Bank Windhoek.

For the third consecutive year, Private School Swakopmund, walked away as winners for the Best Performing School.


Caption: Learners from the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund Cluster, pictured with Bank Windhoek’s PR Manager, André le Roux (middle), at the 2019 Bank Windhoek Coastal Math’s Challenge championships in Swakopmund.


 

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