Science Olympiad Competitions
This year, for the first time, two of our senior students participated in Science Olympiad competitions. These competitions are set at a very high level, suitable for only the most capable students. David entered the Chemistry Olympiad while Stephen entered Biology. Congratulations to both students for their outstanding effort. Well done David for achieving a Distinction.
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Award
Victor Chang was a gifted Australian surgeon who did pioneering work in heart surgery, particularly with heart transplants. The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute was started after his death, as a way of remembering him and continuing the work that he began.
In addition to their work in cardiac research, the Victor Chang Institute has an interest in promoting scientific research more generally and promoting an interest in science. Each year schools are invited to nominate one student from Year 11 to receive the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Award. This student must show an interest in Science and a desire to pursue tertiary studies in Science.
David was chosen to receive the award this year. He is studying Physics and Chemistry, performing at a very high standard in each subject.
As well as being presented with a certificate, David will have the opportunity to tour the Victor Chang Research Institute and see first hand the type of work they are doing.
The awards were presented at Bankstown library on November 1st.