2nd in the Language Perfect World Championships!

While we were unable to defend our language perfect world championship, second in the world is a huge effort from our students! Well done to all the students and staff that participated.

There were some changes to the format: the competition lasted only seven days rather than ten and featured late in Term 3, rather than in Term 2. What has not changed is the enthusiasm that our students have for learning languages.

Our students learned 20 different languages finishing 1st overall in German and Russian; 3rd overall in Latin and Greek; and 4th overall in Chinese and French.

We will celebrate individual achievements at year level and general assemblies next term, but a few special mentions are worth noting. Our new school champion is Luka Magee (Year 8), whose 35,402 points earnt him 7th place in the world. Our best ever result for a student since we joined the competition six years ago. He was motivated by Kevin Zhou (Year 8), who placed 14th in the world. In fact we had six students finish in the Top 100 in the world.

McKinnon believes in providing every student with an opportunity to learn languages and we are really proud of the efforts of our students during the competition. But no doubt we will come back bigger and stronger next year. We will take back our crown.

A huge thank you to the school’s leadership, teaching staff and in particular the languages staff for supporting this annual event.

Joshua Kamener
German Teacher

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