Congratulations also to Transition Year students Caoimhe Curran and Sinead Carroll who have been invited to participate in the training for the 2012 Irish Maths Olympiad. Invitations are extended to students who score one hundred per cent in a higher level maths paper. The primary aim of the training is to cultivate a love and appreciation for mathematics among talented students – this is achieved by giving such students exposure to deeper, more challenging and more interesting mathematical problems than those encountered on the school syllabus. The performance of students in the IrMO is used to identify a team of up to six students who will represent Ireland at the International Maths Olympiad, a prestigious international mathematics competition. The 2012 IMO competition will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from 4 – 6 July 2012.