Applications for 2025 Summer Schools open May 2024. Closing Date: 31 July 2024
Get ready for an exciting journey into the world of mathematics at the Western Australian Maths Summer School (WAMSS) from 14 to 20 January 2024! This incredible event is designed for mathematically talented students who want to delve deeper into the subject and connect with like-minded individuals in a residential setting.
Held at the prestigious University of Western Australia, WAMSS brings together top-notch academics and teachers specialising in maths enrichment. They will guide students through captivating lectures and workshops, exploring fascinating topics such as number theory, geometry, and mathematical modeling. The emphasis is on tackling challenging problems in both mathematics and the real world.
Don’t worry if you’re not a maths genius just yet! WAMSS is open to Year 10 and 11 students, offering plenty of support to help you navigate the high-level content. With tutors staying at Trinity College, you’ll receive personalised one-on-one assistance in solving those mind-bending problems.
But it’s not all work and no play at WAMSS! In addition to the enriching academic program, there will be plenty of recreational activities like basketball, badminton, and pool. You’ll also get to enjoy a range of other fun activities at Trinity College. Plus, an exciting excursion in Perth is on the agenda, giving you the chance to explore the city and make lasting connections with fellow maths enthusiasts.
Get ready to ignite your love for mathematics and embark on an unforgettable learning adventure at WAMSS 2024!
The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is an exciting program designed to nurture the mathematical talents of gifted students entering Year 12. Held at the Australian National University in Canberra from 7th to 20th January, this two-week residential summer course offers an immersive experience like no other.
With up to seven students selected from Western Australia, participants will engage with mathematicians in various branches of mathematics at an advanced level. Guided by a team of dedicated tutors, including postgraduate students, maths teachers, and academic mathematicians, students will delve into the depths of mathematical exploration.
The heart of the NMSS lies in its in-depth study of three to four different areas of mathematics, each presenting significant challenges that push students beyond their limits. But don’t be mistaken, this program is far from competitive. It’s all about getting hands-on and actively doing mathematics, not just listening to lectures.
By the end of the two weeks, students are often astonished by their own accomplishments. Post-school surveys reveal that the NMSS has successfully expanded their intellectual horizons, leaving them with a newfound belief in their own potential.
To learn more about the NMSS and the application process, visit http://nmss.edu.au. Remember, the deadline for completed applications is 31st August, so seize this chance to embark on a mathematical journey like no other.
Maths in action with the robots at Woodside
To be completed by the student
Message from the NMSS Convenor
The National Mathematics Summer School is an invaluable opportunity for the development of our top students. A great deal of effort is made to provide a rich and entertaining two weeks of Mathematics for the few dozen who are selected from throughout Australia.
Those mathematically gifted students who are not intending to specialise in mathematics are also welcome. All students currently studying Year 11 Mathematics can be considered, regardless of age.
The costs and awards available are detailed below.
I hope that you will promote this event with your gifted students, perhaps by providing them this MAWA web page address. The NMSS website below should answer most questions. Please get in touch with me through MAWA if you require further information.
All the best,
NMSS Convenor for Western Australia
When does my Summer School application have to be done?
31 July. Earlier is better as it gives your teachers and referees time to do their part.
How much does Summer School cost?
The approximate fee per student is $1400, which covers accommodation and catering. Please note that this amount is subject to change based on accommodation and catering costs, so keep an eye out for updates.
The approximate fee per WA student is $2000, which covers the two-week residential program, catering and return travel to Canberra from any Australian capital city.
What financial support is available for students?
I am a Year 10 student. Can I apply?
Year 10 students are able to apply for WAMSS only.
I have misplaced the email with information to support a student application.
Testimonials from past students
The experience of Arthur Caspelherr, WAMSS student 2021
“The WA Maths Summer School was an engaging and eye-opening experience where I got to learn about interesting new areas of maths while working together and interacting with many like-minded students. Over the course of the five days there, we studied the fields of number theory, minimal surfaces and modular origami, and I really enjoyed taking the time to challenge myself with the problems and try something different to the maths we learn at school. It was also a great privilege to be taught by such passionate and skilled mathematicians as Greg Gamble, Serena Dipierro and Geoffrey Pearce. We had our classes in the new UWA Ezone building, which I found really cool, and the Trinity college where we stayed also provided great facilities and food! Last but not least, I loved meeting other mathematically-minded students there and really enjoyed solving the problems with them as well as playing games together in the evenings. Overall it has been an unforgettable experience and I hope the students who take part in future years enjoy it just as much as I did!”