Year 8 student Violet recently competed at the NSW/ACT State Skipping Championships where she participated in 12 events ranging from individual speed to team freestyle. Violet was awarded 2nd overall for her age group and placed in 11 events. Look at all those medals—congratulations! What an outcome!
In September Violet will travel to Darwin to compete in the National Championships with over 400 athletes coming together from all across Australia. Violet is also a recipient of the Local Sporting Champions grant, which she has received to assist with the trip. We wish you all the best for Darwin and Violet!
We congratulate Year 9 student Dàre for being the 2022 winner of the Edstart Technology & Innovation award. Winners receive help to fund an initiative they are working on. For Dàre, he will be using the assistance to develop an app to help primary school-aged students learn about and better understand children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Well done Dàre!
In August, a group of Year 10 students attended the ACT Brain Bee finals at ANU where they competed against other schools using their knowledge of Biology and Neuroscience.
In the individual challenge, Kat came 3rd and Zoe is now the ACT champion. This win has qualified Zoe for the national competition which will be held at the Australian Neuroscience Association conference in Melbourne in December. Our team came second overall in the team challenge.
Congratulations Zoe, Kat, Tahlia and Amelia—you are superstars!
Our sporting achievements at SFX are numerous with our many talented young athletes. This year we saw many students selected to play in local representative teams including Mayah (U16s), Cooper (U13s), Sam and CJ (U15s).
We have an incredible group of students involved in the STEM competition F1 in Schools. At the National Championships in Melbourne this year the teams cleaned up in almost all their categories. They did so well in fact that Team Innovation has been selected to represent Australia at the 2023 F1 in Schools world finals!
Our Professional Class teams finished 3rd (Innovation Y12) and 4th (Protiera Y11) in Australia. Innovation came away with 5 awards in total. Protiera got two awards to complement their 4th place. Finally, our Development class team, Synergise, also received an award.
Further to the success of our students, staff member Mr Graham Stock was also recognised for his efforts in building the STEM capacity of Australian students. Congratulations to all the superstars involved and a big thanks to Mr Stock, Ms Marriott and all those that contribute to the program. Such outstanding achievements for our students and SFX!
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