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PHS Pair Win GOLD Award at UCT Mathematics Competition

On Thursday 7 April, 75 students from PHS took part in the annual UCT Mathematics Competition. We entered five individuals and five pairs in each grade category. The UCT Mathematics Competition is one of the biggest inter-school maths competitions in the country, with over 7 000 participating students.

With numbers so vast, it is a mark of excellence to be ranked among the top achievers - and this is just what two of our Grade 10s have done! Rafeeq Jaffer and Muhammed Zuhayr Khan participated in the pairs section of the competition, and we have recently learned that they have received a Gold Award for placing in the top three pairs in their grade. This fantastic result is testament to their ability to think creatively about unfamiliar problems, and their strong teamwork.

Rafeeq and Zuhayr's performance qualified them for the invitational UCT Mathematics Challenge, which was held on Saturday 7 May. Their exact rank position will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 19 May.


Maths lovers and  GOLD winners (from left to right), Rafeeq Jaffer and Muhammed Zuhayr Khan, are pictured here with Ms Pampallis one of our excellent and inspiring Mathematics teachers.