Students Excel at Suzhou Math Competition 


A team of seven Year 11 students from Dulwich College Seoul (DCSL) recently represented the school at the highly competitive Suzhou Math Competition at the campus of Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ) in China. They were the only international participants among over 40 elite teams, mainly hailing from the wider Shanghai area. 


Special recognition goes to Jaewook, who won three awards - 1st in his age category, best in mixed teams (where teams were shuffled between schools), and as part of the winning team for Group Round 1. This first round of the competition saw DCSL Group A (Jaewook, Julia, Ian, and Brenda) solve 12 problems together to secure the victory. 

Julia and Jaewook, leaders of the Friday maths enrichment program, are excited about preparing even more students for future math competitions and challenges beyond the classroom after this valuable experience in Suzhou. 


The students' successful participation would not have been possible without Mandarin Teacher Ms Rebecca Li, who accompanied math teacher Mr Patrick Fitzgibbon on the trip. Her local knowledge and language skills greatly enriched the Dulwich students' experience in Suzhou. 


Notably, the majority of the DCSL team members have been part of the school community since their primary years, with Ian attending since Toddler class when the school opened in 2010. This long-term commitment to an immersive, student-cantered education embodies the "Dulwich Difference" - delivering a holistic, experiential program that helps students grow into confident, globally minded citizens prepared to make a positive impact. 


"The questions were very challenging, but we tried everything and had fun working together." - James 

"It was a really new experience working with students from different backgrounds. Since we were the only school from Seoul, it brought us together as a team to succeed." - Jaewook 

"I really enjoyed how we were able to compete together as a team. The lecture on 'black hole numbers' by Professor Ron Lancaster was also fascinating." - Ian