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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

Nihil Sine Labore - Nothing Without Hard Work

Telephone02 9546 3281


The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

The mathematics faculty at Blakehurst High School is a professional and motivated team who bring a vast array of experience and creativity to the classroom.

In class our teachers adopt a focused and analytical approach to learning that is thought provoking and engaging.

Our supportive staff offer remedial and developmental programs that aim to consolidate, develop and enhance student's knowledge and understanding of topics presented in class.

Staff members

The Mathematics faculty comprises the following staff:

  • Ms A Peachey (Head Teacher: 2020 R/Deputy Principal)
  • Mrs L Kandylas (R/Head Teacher 2020)
  • Mrs K Blair
  • Mrs J Louey
  • Mr R Dahouk
  • Mrs J Allen
  • Mrs M Poulos
  • Mr S Reeve
  • Mr T Yan
  • Ms M Thompson 
  • Ms A Jarman

Australian Maths Trust conducts mathematics competitions and mathematics enrichment activities. The school participates in the Australian mathematics competitions that the trust periodically runs.

Development: The staff regularly co-ordinate excursions for students to events such as industry seminars and university open days. We actively promote the use of mathematics in the workforce and importance in day to day activities.

Moodle site: an educational project that facilitates the use of resources, mathematical forms and documents, class discussions, homework and assignments and much more, in a collaborative framework using web technologies which is constantly evolving.


Our mathematics teachers are part of a network of teachers in the Sydney region that collaborate to share ideas, principles and strategies relating to mathematical pedagogy and how to best implement it.

To help facilitate this, our staff is affiliated with the following institutions through membership and/or professional development. 

  • The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
  • Mathematical Association of NSW (MANSW)
  • Australian College of Educators (ACE)

We also regularly participate in school based professional learning for both mathematics specific content and the wider teaching and learning experience.