Published on: 16 November 2017
This year Christ Church Grammar School had 17 students participate in Australian Science Olympiads which saw 10 of our boys achieve High Distinctions, placing them in the top 10% of students in the nation.
The Australian Science Olympiads, a national extension program for top performing secondary science students, culminates in the International Science Olympiads. The program is a rewarding opportunity for high achieving Year 10 and 11 students to extend themselves beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating residential programs and international competitions.
“If we expect science to continue to shape and change the world we need people who can rise to this challenge and provide the sort of innovative solutions required to solve the challenging and complex problems that exist today,” says Head of Science Department, Edward Hogg.
“The Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry and Physics allow us to push our best and brightest students, ensuring they are given opportunities to develop the skills that are vital for scientific advancement. These boys are the future as are all the boys at Christ Church and we are immensely proud of them all.”
Special mention goes to:
– Marcus Handley (Year 10) who received a High Distinction in Biology and was invited to Biology Summer Camp, but has since accepted a place at the upcoming Informatics Summer Camp
– Matthew Hamdorf (Year 11) who received a High Distinction in Physics and has since accepted a place at the upcoming Chemistry Summer Camp
– Rohan Maloney (Year 11) who received a High Distinction in Physics and has received an offer of placement at the upcoming Physics Summer Camp
– William Hu (Year 11) who received a High Distinction in Physics and was invited to Physics Summer Camp, but has since accepted a place at the upcoming Mathematics Summer Camp
Congratulations and well done to all boys who participated this year’s Australian Science Olympiads.