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The 2009 AMC

First posted Wednesday 27 August 2009, updated various dates until Wednesday 16 February 2011

The 2009 AMC, the 32nd AMC, was held on Thursday 06 August. A record number of students have met the demanding standards required to win a medal. For the first time medals have been won in Iran, South Korea and Trinidad and Tobago. We thank schools from around Australia and countries in the Asia Pacific region for their continued support of this event which dates back to 1978 and continues to be the major mathematics school enrichment event in the region. It is also the first part of a further enrichment and problem solving program. In Australia it is also the basis of the program for training for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

This competition tests everything through from basic numeracy skills through to advanced problem solving, and this is the second year we have awarded a Proficiency Certificate for students reaching a pre-set standard in both skills and problem solving, using their skills in the world around them.

In 2008 the AMC yielded seven perfect scores. This year there are over 20, but none in the Senior Division and just two, both from Singapore, in the Intermediate Division.

Since 2004 the event has also been held for students in primary schools. Medals are not issued for primary students but perfect scores (Peter O'Halloran Certificates) are acknowledged and are listed below.

The list of medallists is given below.


Those from Australia were presented at the Shine Dome, Canberra, on Friday 13 November, by the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Kurt Lambeck.

The Australian medallists are pictured above with Professors Lambeck and Taylor in front of the Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.

New Zealand

New Zealand Medals were presented in Palmerston North on Tuesday 29 September, in conjunction with the biennial conference of the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers.

From left, Professor Peter Taylor, David Shin, Warren Wang, Michael Wang and Byung-Cheol Cho.


Philippine medals were presented in Manila on Monday 19 October 2009, at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel, Manila, presided by Philippine Senator Peter Cayetano.

Pictured at the ceremony from left, Dr Simon Chua, President Mathematics Trainers Guild, Ms Juemain Diaz de Rivera, Public Affairs Manager of the Australian Embassy, Dr Leticia V Catris, Deputy Director and OIC, Science Education Institute of Department of Science and Technology, Senator Cayetano, Julius Vincent Sy, Justin Edric Yturzaeta, Seanne Ng, Amiel Sy and Professor Taylor.


Singapore Medals were presented at a function at the Novotel Hotel, Clarke Quay, Singapore, on Thursday 22 October, by Australian High Commissioner Mr Doug Chester. Nine of the ten medallists are shown below.


Malaysian medals were presented at a national function in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 26 October at the New Era College, Kajang.

Pictured are perfect scorers and medallists with the presenters. From left Beh Guan Hong (perfect score), Teh Zee Hoe (perfect score), Kong Yi Kye (both medal and perfect score), How Si Yu (medal), Dr Lai Hoi Chaw, Malaysian National Director Lim Chong Keang, Mr Arthur Spyrou, Counsellor (Political/ Economic) at Australian High Commission, Ms Suzanne Fraser, Manager Australian Mathematics Trust, Mr Greg Taylor, Chairman of AMT Board, Tham Ying Hong.


The Iranian medal was presented in February at a school ceremony. WFNMC Vice President Dr Ali Rejali, who lives in Isfahan, presented the medal while visiting Tehran.

From left to right Ms. Poormohammad ( Physics teacher), Ms. Salehi ( Math teacher), Ms. Mahdavi ( The head of Shahid Mahdavi Educational Complex), Maryam Ebrahimi Azar (Student), Dr. Rejali and Ms. Solgi (high school principal).


Three of the Taiwan medals were presented at a function on Friday 12 March 2010 at Taipei Dun-Hua Municipal Junior High School by Professor Taylor.

Shown are from left Ho Hsing Yieh, Lin Ching Kao, Professor Taylor, Chen Hung Lin and Taiwan National Director of AMC Mr Sun Wen-Hsien.

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong medals were presented at a function at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, on Monday 15 March 2010.

Shown are from left Mr Lee Pak Leung, Chief Curriculum Development Officer, Mathematics Section, Education Bureau, Wong Sze Nga (perfect scorer), Professor Taylor, Chan Yin Hong, Tseung Chi Yuen, Mr Les Luck, Australian Consul-General in Hong Kong.


There were three Indonesia Medals, each involving a perfect score. These were presented at a function at the J.W. Marriot Hotel, Jakarta, on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 by the President of Mathematics Education Clinic, Mr. Ridwan Hasan Saputra.

Pictured at the ceremony, from left Mr. Herjaya JJ, Richard Akira Heru, Fransisca Susan Gozali, Stephen Sanjaya and Mr. Ridwan Hasan Saputra.


The Thailand medal was presented by Professor Taylor during his visit to Patumwan Demonstration School on Wednesday 16 February 2011.

Here Passawut Sukpanichnant is seen with Professor Taylor and the school's director Somluk Channoi.

AMC Medallists from the Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions
AN Jesse Belconnen High School ACT 7
BAY Wei Heng* Hwa Chong Institution SIN 8
BISWAS Amartya Shankha D.A.V. Model School, I.I.T. Kharagpur IND 8
BUI Henry Blackfriars Priory School SA 8
CHAN Yin Hong St Paul's Co-Educational College HK 8
CHEN Hung Lin* Kaohsiung County Cheng-Yi Senior High School TAI 7
CHO Byung-Cheol Auckland Grammar School NZ 8
CHUA Alexander Christ Church Grammar School WA 8
GOZALI Fransisca Susan* Santa Ursula School, Jakarta IDN 7
GU Wei-Wei Suzhou Lida School CHN 8
HAO Ang Yun Jonathan* NUS High School of Mathematics and Science SIN 8
HE Patrick Scotch College VIC 8
HERU Richard Akira* Dominico Savio School, Semarang IDN 7
HO Hsing Yieh* Taipei Municipal Dun-Hua Junior High School TAI 7
LAY-KENNEDY Leslie North Sydney Boys High School NSW 8
LEE Kai Wei* Raffles Girls School (Secondary) SIN 8
LIEW Chien Cheng Sean* Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) SIN 8
LIM Jeck* NUS High School of Mathematics and Science SIN 8
LIN Ching Kao* Taipei Municipal Dun-Hua Junior High School TAI 7
LIU Nicholas Scotch College VIC 8
LO Sean* Raffles Institution SIN 7
NG Nathaniel* Raffles Institution SIN 8
NG Seanne Daphne Saint Jude Catholic School PHI 7
RADIVCHEV Viktor Varna Mathematical School BUL 7
SANJAYA Stephen* Mathematics Education Clinic: Kanisius College, Jakarta IDN 8
SHU Mel* Melbourne Grammar School Wadhurst VIC 7
SUKPANICHNANT Passawut Patumwan Demonstration School THA 7
SY Julius Vincent* St Stephen's High School PHI 8
TSENG Sheng Han* Kaohsiung Municipal Longhua Junior High School TAI 7
WONG Rachel* James Ruse Agricultural High School NSW 8
WONG Sze Nga* Diocesan Girls School HK 7
YTURZAETA Justin Edric Jubilee Christian Academy PHI 7
ZHANG Radman Shore School NSW 8
AGISILAOU Adrian Balwyn High School VIC 9
ALI Tahsin James Ruse Agricultural High School NSW 9
CHEUNG Wayne Camberwell Grammar School VIC 10
EBRAHIMIAZAR Maryam Shahid Mahdavi Educational Complex, Tehran IRN 10
HRISTOVA Victoria Varna Mathematical School BUL 10
JANG Yoon-Seok Prince Alfred College SA 10
KOR Ryan* Raffles Institution SIN 9
LE Tam Lyneham High School ACT 10
LEE Heng All Saints Anglican Senior School QLD 10
LEONG Yongmao Science College (MSPSBS) BRU 10
LIN Wayne* NUS High School of Mathematics and Science SIN 10
PARIA Biswajit Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Kharagpur IND 9
PEHOVA Yanitsa Baba Tonka High School of Mathematics, Rousse BUL 9
RAMAKRISHNAN Prithvi International School of Port of Spain TTB 10
SY Amiel Philippine Science High School Main Campus PHI 9
SYKES Janan Kingston High School TAS 9
VALOVA Velina Baba Tonka High School of Mathematics, Rousse BUL 9
WANG Michael Macleans College, Auckland NZ 10
WANG Warren Macleans College, Auckland NZ 10
WARTON Michael Hale School WA 9
WONG Cynthia Somerville House QLD 10
XU Yanning St Peters College SA 9
YAU Ivan Barker College NSW 10
CHONG Aaron Doncaster Secondary College VIC 11
KERR Dylan Mazenod College WA 12
LAW Stacey James Ruse Agricultural High School NSW 11
LEE Ho-Joong Anyang Foreign Language High School KOR 11
LYU Jhih Hong National Wu-Ling Senior High School TAI 12
MA Dana Melbourne Girls Grammar School VIC 12
SHENG Chao Hwa Chong Institution SIN 11
SHIN David Burnside High School NZ 12
SOFRONIEVA Diana Varna Mathematical School BUL 11
TSEUNG Chi Yuen YLPMSAA Tang Siu Tong Secondary School HK 11
WONG Che Fung Anglican Church Grammar School QLD 12
XU Ferris All Saints College WA 12

* denotes perfect score: Peter O'Halloran certificate

Primary School Perfect Scores: Peter O'Halloran Certificates
Middle Primary
KUO Chao Chi Taipei Municipal Long-An Elementary School TAI 4
WAHYUDI Timothy Jacob Surya Institute IDN 4
Upper Primary
BEH Guan Hong SJK (C) Kuo Kuang (2) MAL 6
CHEN Tse Yu Taoyuan County Tong-An Elementary School TAI 5
CIRRITO-PRINCE Samuel Ballarat Grammar Junior School VIC 6
HOPKINS Genevieve Sutherland Public School NSW 5
LI Yuan Jyun National Experimental High School At Hsinchu Science Park (The Elementary School Division) TAI 6
LIN Yu Chia Changhua County Minsheng Elementary School TAI 6
LIOU Yuan Ming Taichung Municipal Tai-Ping Elementary School TAI 6
TEH Zee Hoe SJK (C) Yuk Chai MAL 6