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The following girls competed at the virtual National FPS Competition on Friday 16 October following a successful training day earlier in the week. We Zoomed in for the opening ceremony and then each of the Australian finalists competed at their own schools and submitted all work digitally. Our girls did an amazing job throughout the day, showing critical thinking skills, teamwork and creativity. I would like to congratulate them all on their enthusiasm, effort and ability to have a lot of fun.

Year 11 – Sophie Earle, Zoe Redwin, Zara Oong, Vivien Li

Year 11 – Ella Donlevy, Emily Stockwell, Georgia Cluff, Charlotte Cluff

Year 9 – Lucy Johnston, Sophie Mota, Eloise Rose-Helbert, Bella Kachel

 Year 8 РNatalia Barone, Yvette Alford, Olivia Lee-Jackson, Alexis Taylor

FPS Nationals Award Ceremony

When we attend Nationals in person, we receive the results the following day, but with the virtual competition we had to wait a week for the results. Last Friday 23  October we all attended the Zoom FPS Awards Ceremony and I would like to congratulate the following girls:

Special congratulations to our Year 11 Global Issues team who made it through to the International Competition. Sophie Earle, Zara Oong, Zoe Redwin and Vivien Li came second in Australia (Senior Division) for their booklet on Living in Poverty and will compete at the International Competition in 2021 (which will be virtual again). An amazing result!

The Year 11 Global Issues Team, Georgia Cluff, Charlotte Cluff, Emily Stockwell and Ella Donlevy came First in Australia (Senior Division) for their Presentation of Action Plan drama performance based on their booklet on Living in Poverty. A very creative drama presentation!

Gian Ellis-Gannell from Year 12 also competed in what is normally the onsite Scenario Writing Competition at Nationals and she placed third in Australia in the Senior Division. Well done Gian!

 

Last week we also started the FPS Introductory course, open to anyone who would like to give FPS a try. We have new 28 new students who are already showing their amazing critical thinking skills and I look forward to watching them develop into successful ‘FPSers’.

 

Ms Robyn Roffey

Future Problem Solving Coordinator