Published on: 22 October 2015

The Investing and Enterprise Year 10 elective has paid great dividends to Jonathan Nagappa, who is the national winner of the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition.

Sponsored by CPA Australia, the competition required business insight, practical financial skills and a creative flair for problem solving. It entailed creating a 3000-word business plan with five pages of appendices. A popular competition, 3000 people from around Australia participated in this year’s competition.

Along with Jonathan, James Hosking and Christian Harding also had great success, coming equal second in the state competition.

Les Goh, Head of Humanities said, “This is a wonderful achievement by our students who study a course that enables them to develop and demonstrate skills in creativity and enterprise.”

Jonathan’s business plan, SurfScout, offers local councils, surf clubs and surf competition organisers the use of camera mounted remote control arial drones to monitor WA’s beaches for sharks and provide an early warning system to prevent possible shark attacks.

After winning the state competition with his written submission, Jonathan presented to a panel of five judges in Melbourne.

“I really enjoyed the trip to Melbourne and I am thrilled to have won the national competition,” he said.

“I would like to thank Mr Haskett for his assistance and encouragement. I would also like to congratulate James Hosking and Christian Harding for coming equal second in the state competition.”

Photographs courtesy of staff at CPA Australia.