Last week a select group of Year 8 students were invited to attend a Year 8 Academic Challenge day at Kingswood College. This exciting opportunity provided space for our students to join students from other schools such as Scotch College, Yarra Valley, and Camberwell Girls to name a few. The students were placed in mixed groups where they were able to wrestle with different academic challenges in the areas of Poetry, Art, impromptu public speaking, Mathematics, Engineering and Philosophy. The students greatly enjoyed the opportunity to engage with other like-minded students and grapple with some very complex tasks. The organisers of the day made sure that there was plenty of fun to be had as well. I was delighted with how our young women and men engaged with the students from the other schools, and enjoyed collaborating with each other, drawing on their strengths to try to achieve first place. All participants represented the school to a high level, and in particular I am delighted to note that Eddie Yu was awarded most effective impromptu public speaker and Olivia Adkins and Jasmin Liew placed first with their team in the overall result! A wonderful result and testament to the calibre of our Year 8 students. Well done to all!
by Liz Cutter, Year 8 Girls Level Co-ordinator