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Academic Enrichment Opportunities

From Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Belinda Buchan

Waverley College’s Academic Enrichment Program supports and extends students who are academically gifted. It plays a key role in building a strong group identity in which students are supported by capable and hard-working peers who share their aspirations. Inter-school, National academic and thinking competitions are offered throughout the year, such as the da Vinci Decathlon, Tournament of the Minds and University competitions. Some competitions are available soon and are listed below. If your son would like to be involved this year, please contact Belinda Buchan

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

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 four different age categories.

Entries are open now and can be submitted until May 10 2019. For more information go to