Enrichment: EdTech, Maths Competitions & Youth Parliament

EdTechSA Make It Better Competition

Congratulations to Yae S who won the most outstanding secondary school entry in the Make it Better EdTech competition. The competition required students to design a digital solution in line with the UN Sustainability goals to improve the world. Yae designed an innovative eco-friendly restaurant review app that evaluates restaurants based on CO2 emissions, water and energy consumption, and food loss.

Australian Science Olympiads

This week we have had a number of students compete in the Australian Science Olympiads. The Australian Science Olympiads are a staged science enrichment program that requires students to complete a 2-hour science exam which may result in an invitation to a Pathways Program Summer or Spring School and potentially represent Australia on the world stage. We look forward to seeing the success of our students.

Australian Mathematics Competitions

Amongst the Australian Science Olympiad, there has also been the Australian Mathematics Competitions, which has seen 11 of our students from all year levels complete the competition to challenge and extend their problem-solving skills. We are excited to see the outcome of this competition for our students.

Evatt Competition

The Evatt Competition is a fantastic opportunity for high school students in Years 9-12 across South Australia to engage in world affairs and refine their public speaking and negotiation skills. Pairs of students are assigned a country a week before, and then students participate in a mock UN Security Council debate where they to amend and vote on the prepared resolution from the perspective of that country.

Ryan H and Stas represented the ASMS, making it through to the second round and only narrowly missed a spot in the semi-finals. Well done to these students who participated in the Evatt Competition.

Youth Parliament

Lachlan B participated in the YMCA Youth Parliament over the mid-year holidays. Youth Parliament is a program run by young people for young people, which them the chance express their views on issues they are passionate about, develop confidence and leadership skills, and explore new opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. Every year, young leaders come together to share their big ideas, discuss the challenges facing South Australia and create solutions in the form of Youth Bills. We can’t wait to see what further opportunities come from this experience for Lachlan.