This was followed by the largest competition in Australasia, the Australian Maths competition conducted in over 35 countries. Stefan Simic achieved a Prize (top 0.5% of the State), this constitutes one percent of students sitting the competition. 8% of students achieved Hifgh Distinctions (top 2% of the State) they are: Ben Whittaker, Shion Toyama, Amit Ben-Harim, Alice Lu, Patrick Brett, Angela Chen, Max Collison, James Hackett-Smith and Eric Wang.
The final competition was the Australian Intermediate Olympiad. This is an extremely difficult four hour paper and we eagerly await the results. The following students sat this competition: Angela Cheng, Cindy Chen, Andy Zhan and Stefan Simic. Good luck to you all!
I congratulate all the students who participated in the Maths competitions over the year and applaud the efforts of our Maths Manager Mr Manolas and his dedicated team of teachers.
Congratulations to the very talented squad of athletes who represented Kingston Division and McKinnon Secondary at the Southern Metro Region Track and Field Championships held at Casey Fields on Thursday 9 October.
The standard was exceptionally high and our McKinnon performances were outstanding.
Some noteworthy individual achievements were:
Lucas Thompson - Boys 12-13yrs High Jump with a jump of 1.70m and then went onto win Boys 12-13yrs Long Jump;
Jesse Scholz – won Boys 14yrs 400m in record time of 53.94, won Boys 14yrs 100m and second in 400m;
Elle Drenth - won the Girls 16yrs Hurdles;
Matt Wilkins - won Boys 16yrs Shot Put;
Sophie Highnam - won Girls 15yrs 1500m;
Nick Parkinson won Boys 18-20yrs 1500m.
The school also won Boys 12-13yrs and 14yrs 4 x 100 Relay.
The college finished with ten first places, eleven second places and six third places.
Overall the school finished a fantastic third place.
Winners now progress to the State Track and Field Championships to be held on Friday 17 October at the Lakeside Track.
A big thank you to all the staff who do a wonderful job co-ordinating, inspiring and dedicating their time to allow our students to shine.
I would also like to thank Mrs Hooper for coordinating the entire Kingston Division and ensures that the carnivals and competitions are very well organized and kept at a very high standard; Ms Pemberton, head coach of athletics and Mr Farthing, relay coach.
Congratulations to our vocal students who absolutely shone this week at the Vocal Night. With confidence and poise they sang and provided the audience with much joy. The musical talent was much appreciated! Thank you to all who participated, Ms Blanka West and the Music Faculty for all they do to encourage