District winners in the Newcastle Permanent Primary Schools maths competition

Taree West student Riley Brown is presented his award by Hunter Region Independent Schools chairperson, Darren Cox.

Taree West student Riley Brown is presented his award by Hunter Region Independent Schools chairperson, Darren Cox.

Taree West Public School year 5 student Riley Brown and Tinonee Public School year 5 student Riane Kulan Krautloher received top marks in their division of the 37th annual Newcastle Permanent Primary Schools Mathematics Competition.

They sat the 35-question exam paper along with almost 19,000 students from 323 primary schools across the Hunter, Central Coast, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, New England and Central West regions in August.

Hunter Region Independent Schools chairperson, Darren Cox presents Tinonee Public School year 5 student Riane Kulan Krautloher with the district award.

Hunter Region Independent Schools chairperson, Darren Cox presents Tinonee Public School year 5 student Riane Kulan Krautloher with the district award.

Newcastle Permanent CEO Terry Millett congratulated the students on their achievement.

“A big congratulations to Riley and Riane for their excellent work topping the Taree region and taking out the District Award for their schools. Riley, Riane, their families and schools can be very proud,” Mr Millett said.