The perfect formula for Science excellencePosted in General School News on Thursday, 7 September, 2017
The Science Learning Area has enabled our students to achieve fantastic results on State, National and International levels this term.
Two students – Brentley Rutherford (Year 9) and Nayan Chamoli (Year 8) – have recorded exemplary results in an international competition and Year 8 Science Extension students won a Statewide design competition.
MCC students have been competing in Educate Perfect, an online Science championship open to all students worldwide; more than 70,000 students from Years 7-12 competed globally . Brentley came 114th and answered 10,438 questions correctly in a week, and Nayan came 139th and answered 10,168 questions correctly in a week. They both earned Elite awards.
Mandurah Catholic College is currently positioned 62th overall globally out of 1,281 schools in the Educate Perfect championship.
Meanwhile, a team of Year 8 students won the Aurecon Bridge Contest for best design.
On the opening day of Science Week two teams of Year 8 Science Extension students competed at the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition at Scitech. Both teams represented the College proudly, with Joel Smith, Jake Henderson and Isaac Moore (as pictured) winning the Innovation Award.
The College’s Design and Technology staff assisted with the testing of the bridges at an Intra-School competition, which was held before taking on other competitors from throughout Western Australia.
Aurecon is a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company.