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Academic Curriculum

Academic Enrichment Opportunities

From Stephanie Boyce, Academic Enrichment Coordinator

Education Perfect World Series Brain Bee Challenge

‘The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.’

Round 1 is conducted as an online quiz on Education Perfect – students can then progress through to Round 2 and Round 3 to compete against regional and national students.

Registrations open in March, for more information go to https://register.educationperfect.com/2019-brain-bee-challenge/

What Matters Writing Competition

‘Inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia’s future, the competition is currently open to school students in years 5 to 12 from NSW, VIC, WA, the ACT and Tasmania. Responding to the simple question ‘what matters?’, entrants are free to express their views on any matter they care about.’  Prizes are awarded in 4 different age categories.

Entries are open now and can be submitted until May 10 2019.  For more information go to https://www.whitlam.org/what-matters

Write 4 Fun

Entry is NOW OPEN in the 2019 Schools Writing Competition! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their poems OR short stories, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer.

There is no theme and entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and get their creative juices flowing to write on ANY TOPIC and in ANY STYLE. Students from all grades are welcome to enter – Kindergarten/Preparatory to Grade 12.

Prizes include cash, Rebel Sport gift vouchers, Apple iPads, Xboxes, PS4’s and writing packs.  Entries are now open and close on 31st May 2019. For more information head to

https://www.write4fun.net/competitions/64