Paris Javid the Winner of the Rotary Four Ways Speaking Competition

This morning four Year 10 students, Xavier Hill Wilson, Paris Javid, Natasha Tonga, and Grace Webster, took part in the Rotary Four Ways Speaking Competition for the Nedlands district. After a delicious breakfast Xavier, Paris, Natasha and Grace presented 6 minute speeches exploring current and interesting topics including the impact of short attention spans, the dangers of fair trade and the need to reform the medical patent system. The competition was very close but in the end Paris’ discussion about The Stress of Time was announced the winner. Paris will now compete in the Semi-Finals in February next year.

Shenton College Students Produce the Best Design and the Fastest Car

Huge success from Design & Technology. Corey Heron (year 9) who won the State Title in the “Outlaw Category” has been crowned the National Champion for 2015.

The Outlaw Category is for entries that do not meet specifications and are judged purely on speed. Tremendous achievement I think to build the fastest dragster in Australia. His time of 1.02 seconds was the fastest across all divisions including those that get made by cnc machines. A lot of effort went into the design with Robert Crew leading the planning and designing special wheels that was 3d printed. If you see the lads please give them a pat on the back.
Also in Division A Hui Wen had the best marks across all competitors for design: Design – 13.73 (Closest rival – 12.67)

So this year across all of Australia we have the best design and the fastest car.

Other results:
Division A
Alan John 16th place

Please congratulate these students if you see them.

Regards,

Calvin D’Sylva
Teacher – Design & Technology

Shenton College Economics Student Tops the State

The Australian Economics Competition is facilitated by the UNSW Business School and has attracted over 9,000 high school students nationwide. The Competition, which encourages awareness of current economics, is conducted to enhance the development of general and specific skills and knowledge relating to Economics. It involves students undertaking a range of challenging and interesting questions set by academics from the UNSW Business School.

Economics student Callum Costello competed against a large number of Western Australian public and private school students in the Year 11 Division earlier this year, attaining a 99+ percentile score, and was the WA State winner for 2015.

He receives a prestigious trophy and $200 from the organising committee – a fine achievement!

This award recognizes Callum’s dedication and commitment; however it also recognizes the outstanding achievements of Shenton College teachers. Mr David Filmer is Callum’s teacher and Shemton recognize his outstanding on- going achievements in the field of Economics. Well done Dave.

Michael Morgan BSc, DipEd., MBA
Principal Shenton College

Success in the National Computer Science Students Challenge

For 6 weeks last term, about two dozen Shenton Students competed in the National Computer Science Students Challenge run by the University of Sydney.
All had great success and improved their programming skills but, in particular:
Sean Yeoh of Year 10 finished with a perfect score in the INT division;
and
Andey Tuckey achieved a MERIT (INT)
Cam ROHAN Credit ( INT)
Harry Osbourne High Distinction (INT)
They are to be congratulated on their perseverance and hard work.

These are the people who will build the “cool stuff” for you in the future.