National Science Week (August 17 - 21)

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, running each year in August. This celebration aims to raise the profile and increase the public understanding and public appreciation of science, innovation, engineering and technology, and their role in maintaining and improving our society, economy and environment.

This year our celebrations moved online, offering students a variety of online events and incursions as well as daily competitions to engage them in the theme, Deep blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. The theme lends itself well to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which kicks off next year, and explores marine science and innovation to achieve long-term sustainability of our oceans.

Below are the lucky winners of our daily and weekly competitions, who will each win a prize when we’re back at school:
  • Daily quiz winners: Vernice Koh 8L, Zade Baker-Hill 7K, Shubh Shah 11L, Mahathi Mahesh 7B and Jyothsna Alisetty 7D
  • Brain break baking competition: Lizzie Wharton 8M and Laura Wharton 10O, Yuna Lin 7H
  • Google Meet Dress Up competition: Annabel Chan and Rithi Vasudevan 7H
Congratulations and many thanks to all staff and students who got involved in our celebrations. We’re looking forward to celebrating National Science Week back at school in 2021.

Cherie Marks
Head of Science

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