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September 1, 2022

Da Vinci Decathlon

Three teams of Stellatus students recently had two wonderful days at the University of WA taking part in the Da Vinci Decathlon. This is a full day of extremely difficult academic competition across 10 categories, ranging from cartography to art and poetry to improvised drama. The Year 7 and 8 teams both won two prizes: code breaking and creative producers for the Year 7s and English and engineering for the Year 8s. Year 9 students were just pipped at the post in the very esoteric general knowledge round. The Year 7s finished 9th out of 28 teams, which is a fantastic achievement in such a challenging competition.

The organisers of the event commented on how well-mannered our students are, always polite and friendly. Congratulations to the following students on their great efforts:

Year 7: Annika Rendall, Nicholas Staltari, Dylan Dang, Alex Liau, Marc Sumpton, Darcy Jordan, Amelia Murphy-Marsh, Chloe Langley 

Year 8: Madison Buluran, Chiara Del Marco, Jason Vettoor, Eleni Chapman, Zenyi French, Aarav Paul, Mitchell Glover, Robert Vaughan

Year 9: Maia Securo, Daniel Hoang, Jordan Robertson, Justin Soh, Benjamin Nguyen, Georgia Carter, Roman Kaless, Evangeline Frew

The Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee

Year 7 and 8 Stellatus students recently had the chance to take part in the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee. I am delighted to be able to say that 10 of them qualified for the state finals on Friday 2 September, making up 10% of the WA finalists in their age group. Congratulations to Year 7s: Alex Liau, Annika Rendall, Amelia Murphy-Marsh, Chloe Langley, Dylan Dang, James Juniper, Jaxon Debono, Marc Sumpton and Raph Toh and Year 8: Eleni Chapman. The top three performers in each state will qualify for the national final and we wish our students the best of luck.

Ms Georgina Goddard
Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programme

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