During the first week of November a group of students representing our College travelled to Buddina State School to participate in The Quest 2014. This academic challenge was being run by Griffith University in conjunction with BRAINways Education for schools in the Sunshine Coast region. Teams that are successful in this event then qualify to compete at the State Final being held at Griffith University at the end of November.
The format for competition required students to work in teams as they displayed their knowledge and abilities in Maths, Science and the Humanities. Teams in each level would be judged on aspects of creativity, problem solving, teamwork and leadership that they exhibited during each of the topics.
Our teams for the event were,
(Years 1-3) Jasper Tait, Jonas Stevenson and Oscar Hinds
(Years 4-6) Rick Kombani, Sam Ritson and Mason White
(Years 7-10) Jordan Bull, Ella O’Keeffe and Jessie Woods
Jordan, Ella and Jessie in the Years 7-10 category did an outstanding job to finish first in their division. This means that they now get to compete against other schools at the State Finals. While our other teams did not score quite as high for their efforts, they did put in a commendable effort as newcomers to this sort of competition. Although the level of complexity and challenge was very high, they were not daunted by the tasks and were able to stretch their minds while working cooperatively together. It was also a great opportunity to represent the College at this event for the very first time.