Academic Competitions

Academic Competitions provide a great opportunity for students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and challenge themselves both academically and personally. This year we have been pleased to see increased participation of many students in academic competitions across different curriculum areas.

English

On Tuesday 31 July, 68 students competed in the UNSW ICAS English Competition. 2018 presented a new format for the competition and this is the first time in many years that Gymea students have participated! Students from across Years 7-10 participated, which is a very impressive effort. We eagerly await these results in a few weeks.

Mathematics

On Thursday 9 August we had 130 of our top Mathematics students from Years 7-12 competing against students from across Australia in the Australian Mathematics Competition. This competition tests student numeracy, problem solving and critical thinking skills through thirty increasingly challenging questions in 75 minutes. In  November, all students will receive a certificate and a report detailing their achievement.

Science

In May we had 33 students from Years 7-10 compete in the Big Science Competition, testing their scientific critical thinking and problem solving skills. This was a 50 minute multiple choice test with questions aligned to the Science Australian Curriculum and student performance compared to state and national averages. Our students did very well with the following noteworthy results:

  • 3 students awarded with a High Distinction
  • 6 students awarded with a Distinction
  • 8 students awarded with a Credit

Computing

In May we had 9 students from Years 7-10 compete in the ICAS Digital Technologies Competition. Our students performed really well with :

  • 3 students awarded with a Distinction
  • 3 students awarded with a Credit.

Congratulations to all participating students for challenging yourselves, competing in an alternative setting and stepping out of your comfort zones to extend your skills and gain feedback on your performance compared to other students across Australia.

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  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10E Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • English A Task 4:Fractured Fairytale Year 7
  • Languages M Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
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  • Head Start to High School
  • Drama Task 4:Performance: Scripted Theatre and Written Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10Y Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Science G Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science Y Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science M Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science E Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science A Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Languages E Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • Music 11MUS Task 3:Task 3A: Aural Year 11
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  • Japan - National Institute of Technology - Ibaraki College Visit
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7A Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
  • Languages Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • HSC Economics Study Day
  • Years 7/8 Premiers Debating
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  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS1 Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS2 Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 7
  • Mathematics 7G, 7Y, 7E, 7A Task 3:Class Test Year 7
  • Extension 2 HSC Preparation Lesson Year 12
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  • Design and Technology 11DAT Task 2:11 DESIGN PROJECT AND FOLIO Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8A Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8E Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7E Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
  • Languages M Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 9PASS1 Task 5:Fitness Program Design Year 9
  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia 11ITMM Task 2:Group Project - Part 2 Year 11
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  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8G Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Languages G Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Languages E Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Languages Y Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 9
  • Johnny Shannon (Cyber safety talk)
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7A Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7G Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
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  • P&C Meeting
  • Head Start to High School
  • English Y, A Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English G Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English E Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English M Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10M Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Music 7E Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • 11 Hospitality Tutorial
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  • Languages M Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Music 7M Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • Year 11 Hospitality Tutorial
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  • Macbeth Pop-Up Globe Excursion Yrs 9/10
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 8
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8M Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10G Task 3:Research Report Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7Y Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • NAIDOC Assembly
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  • Languages A Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Commerce - Market Day Year 9
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10Y Task 3:Research Report Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9M Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Photographic and Digital Media 9PDM Task 4:Journal Year 9
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  • Visual Arts 7ART.1 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Visual Arts 7ART.4 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • History Task 2 - Assignement Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8Y Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10E Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Personal Training and Coaching 11PTC Task 3:Diary and Skills Task Year 11
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  • Design and Technology 11DAT Task 3:YEARLY EXAMINATION Year 11
  • English G, Y, Task 4:Dystopian Short Story Year 9
  • English M, E Task 4:Dystopian Short Story Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART.5 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10A Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Computing 8CS1 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Computing 8CS2 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Computing 8CS5 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7M Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
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  • Dance 10DAN Task 3:Practical performance of exercises Year 10
  • Visual Arts 10ART.1 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study Year 10
  • Music 7Y Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7E Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Visual Arts 9ART.1 Task 3:Critical And Historical Study Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART6 Task 3:Examination Year 7
  • Computing 8CS6 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
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  • English M, E, A Task 4:Creative Writing Portfolio Year 10
  • English G, Y Task 4:Creative Writing Portfolio Year 10
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/ VAPD Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9G Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Computing 8CS3 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Computing 7CS1 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Computing 7CS3 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Computing 7CS5 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Computing 7CS6 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART2 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART3 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART4 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 9PDM Task 5:Examination Year 9
  • Commerce Com 1 Task 3:Current Issues Task: Political Involvement Year 10
  • Commerce Com 2 Task 3:Current Issues Task: Political Involvement Year 10
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  • Drama Task 3:Theatre in Style - Performance and Essay Response Year 10
  • Visual Arts 7ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7G Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Computing 7CS2 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Computing 8CS4 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
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  • Forensic Archaeology Task 4:CSI Examination Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART.3 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Visual Arts 8ART.5 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study Year 8
  • Visual Arts 9ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 9
  • Visual Arts 10ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9E Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Computing 7CS4 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Commerce COM 1 Task 3:Business Report Year 9
  • Commerce COM 2 Task 3:Business Report Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 11PD Task 3:Yearly Examination Year 11
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  • Music 11MUS Task 3:Task 3B: Performance Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART.3 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Visual Arts 7ART.4 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART2 Task 3:Examination Year 7
  • Carnivale Year 12
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  • Child Studies 10EEC Task 5:Story Book Final Year 10
  • Visual Arts 7ART.5 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Year 12 Graduation Assembly Year 12
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART.6 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
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  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • English G Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • English M, A Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • English Y, E Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART.5 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART2 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART3 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Yearly Examination Study Day Year 9 IPT
  • Visual Arts - Alexander Mckenzie Exhibition Year 9
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  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART2 Task 4:Task 4: Body of Work Year 7
  • Visual Arts 8ART.4 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
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