Sacred Heart hosted the World Scholar's Cup (WSC) Perth Round last Friday and Saturday. 17 schools were represented and I am pleased to report on an outstanding event where our students surpassed my expectations.

To put it into perspective, there were 440 students from 17 schools – 330 Juniors (Years 7-9) and 110 seniors (Years 10-12). This meant our 11 Junior teams were up against 110 teams and our two seniors were up against 35 teams. Overall, our highlights were as follows:

  • All 13 teams qualified for the Global Round
  • We had four teams in the Top 10 (out of 110) in Juniors
  • We had three teams in the Top 5 (out of 110) teams


OVERALL PLACES IN THE COMPETITION (OUT OF 110 TEAMS)

The interesting thing with this competition is that students are scored and receive awards as teams as well as individually. There are four separate challenge areas they work on over the two days. Deserving special recognition includes: 

  • 5th place – Alexandra Mennie, Timothy Southgate, Meaghan Emery (Year 8 team)
  • 4th Place – Anthony Bulich, Matilda Anthony and Salina Re (Year 9 team)
  • 2nd Place – Kai Schlegl, Elizabeth Martin and Natasha Re (Year 9 team)

 

TOP DEBATING TEAMS (OUT OF 110 TEAMS)

  • 5th Place – Bryce Yu, Jacob Gibson and Ryan Bunschoten
  • 2nd Place – Kai Schlegl, Elizabeth Martin and Natasha Re

 

TOP SCHOLAR'S BOWL TEAMS (OUT OF 110)

The Scholars Bowl is a range of questions and film clips that are loosely to do with the topic, but with extreme amounts of critical thinking, students have a buzzer to select a multiple choice answer.

  • 5th Place – Anthony Bulich, Matilda Anthony and Salina Re
  • 2nd Place – Alexandra Mennie, Timothy Southgate and Meaghan Emery (Our Year 8 team beat all the 9s!)

 

TOP WRITING TEAMS (OUT OF 110)

  • 5th Place – Bryce Yu, Jacob Gibson and Ryan Bunschoten

 

TOP CHALLENGE TEAMS (OUT OF 110)

In the Challenge, students have to study six different areas and complete a 120 question multiple choice test.

  • 5th Place - Bryce Yu, Jacob Gibson and Ryan Bunschoten
  • 2nd Place - Kai Schlegl, Elizabeth Martin and Natasha Re

 

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS

TOP OVERALL SCHOLAR (OUT OF 330)

  • 4th Place - Ryan Bunschoten
  • 3rd Place – Natasha Re

 

TOP INDIVIDUAL DEBATERS (OUT OF 330)

  • 1st Place – Natasha Re

   

TOP INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE SCORERS (OUT OF 330)

  • 5th Place – Salina Re
  • 4th Place – Kai Schlegl

 

INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCORERS PER SUBJECT IN THE CHALLENGE TEST (OUT OF 330)

HISTORY

  • 1st Place – Kai Schlegl

  

ART AND MUSIC (JUNIORS)

  • 2nd Place – Salina Re

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 4th Place – Kynan Gallen (Year 7!)

 

LITERATURE

  • 2nd Place – Matilda Anthony

 

SCIENCE

  • 5th Place – Kai Schlegl

Best of luck to our Year 9 Team who came 2nd overall and will be representing the school at the Global Round in Melbourne in August. I would also like to thank Mr Jordan Roach, Mr Kim Street and the Maintenance Crew, Terri Canning and the Café staff, our parent helpers who served food and Mrs Joanne Warren, Nigel Siegwart, Rhys Mola and Corina Gill for judging the debating section.

Tanya Atherton
Head of Gifted and Talented