What’s on in March?

The following opportunities are available this month and are being promoted in the Figleaf. Why not get involved in something?

Tournament of the Minds

APPLICATIONS CLOSE end of term one


Tournament of the Minds is again running in 2017! TOM is a problem solving competition for students in Years 7 to 10 in which teams compete against other schools by solving a mixture of challenges.

Tournament of the Minds will begin in Term 2 and will be sending a team to represent William Carey at the regional finals in mid-August. Any students who are interested in participating can collect an application form from Miss Smith.

Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians

Applications close Friday 10th March

The Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians is targeted towards students who have demonstrated a talent in mathematics and would like to develop this further.

The challenge lasts for 16 weeks between April and September. The program focuses on teaching additional mathematics not traditionally taught at high school and students are encouraged to develop their ability to prove results not just get the correct answer. The program is very challenging and students should not expect to easily master the skills involved.

Interested students can see Miss Smith for an application or download one here

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition


Talented poets are invited to enter the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, the oldest and largest poetry competition for students in Australia. Students can enter their own original works or a poem based on the theme for 2017 ‘All over the World’   Winners receive $500, a trophy and a prize pack. Poems on any subject are accepted. Any students who are interested can see Miss Smith for an entry form.

‘What Matters’ Writing Competition


What Matters? is a writing competition that gives Year 7-12 students in NSW and the ACT a chance to say what matters to them in society today. Write a 400-600 word opinion piece on what matters to you and why. Winners can earn up to $350 and may see their work published in a magazine. If you have an opinion and are a good writer – have a go!

Any students who are interested can see Miss Smith for an entry form.

Australian Brain Bee Challenge

Round One will run in 13th-17th March

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and neuroscience. Students complete Round one at school before qualifying for the Regional finals which take place at UWS.