Success adds up for Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Adding up: Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School pupils Marcus Grasso, Valentino Alvarado, Jamie Elazzi, Maria Hatem and Domenic Di Pietro with their certificates.
Adding up: Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School pupils Marcus Grasso, Valentino Alvarado, Jamie Elazzi, Maria Hatem and Domenic Di Pietro with their certificates.

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School pupils Marcus Grasso, Valentino Alvarado, Jamie Elazzi, Maria Hatem and Domenic Di Pietro received CASIO Australia achievement awards for dedication, improvement and performance for their efforts at the Numerical Acumen Challenge.

Year 5 I'm a Keeper Team: Chloe Hasna, Michael Gauci, Valentino Alvarado, Angelo Gorgies, Marcus Mastroeni

Year 5 I'm a Keeper Team: Chloe Hasna, Michael Gauci, Valentino Alvarado, Angelo Gorgies, Marcus Mastroeni

The Numerical Acumen Challenge builds students' understanding, speed and accuracy of number facts, and increases in difficulty as the challenge continues.

Selected students from years 3, 5 and 6 also participated for the first time in the Mathematical Association of NSW's Investigating with Mathematics Competition.

Year 3 Germ Buster Team: Samson Suy, Oliver Guan, Isaac Teuma, Charlotte Gauci, Neil Elias

Year 3 Germ Buster Team: Samson Suy, Oliver Guan, Isaac Teuma, Charlotte Gauci, Neil Elias

The year 3 team of Samson Suy, Oliver Guan, Isaac Teuma, Charlotte Gauci and Neil Elias and the year 5 team of Chloe Hasna, Michael Gauci, Valentino Alvarado, Angelo Gorgies and Marcus Mastroeni were awarded highly commended for their outstanding research.

YEAR 6 Starry Night Team: Bella Nobrega, Cristeena Hanna, Jessica Esposito, Jamie Elazzi, Domenic Di Pietro

YEAR 6 Starry Night Team: Bella Nobrega, Cristeena Hanna, Jessica Esposito, Jamie Elazzi, Domenic Di Pietro

The year 6 team of Bella Nobrega, Cristeena Hanna, Jessica Esposito, Jamie Elazzi and Domenic Di Pietro was awarded a merit award.

"Congratulations to the students for their hard work, skill, content knowledge and perseverance," Principal Brother Nicholas Harsas said.