Wins for Sacred Heart's smart cookies
THINGS are adding up for Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.
The Yeppoon school recently had a few wins in the regional Maths Team Challenge and the regional Gardiner Chess Competition.
There was tough competition from 17 other teams from Central Queensland schools in the annual Maths Challenge, run by the Queensland Association of Maths Teachers, but the school's Year 6 Maths team claimed victory.
The day-long event was held at Glenmore State High School Mike Maher Sports Centre earlier this month.
Team members Chloe Hooton, Alex Rees, Jeremy Green, William Reed and Ky Pambid received a certificate and perpetual trophy.
Meanwhile Sacred Heart Chess Team 1 led by students Leo Goldman and Lee Kafka-Bauer successfully took out the Central Queensland North Primary division of the Gardiner Chess Competition hosted at The Cathedral College.
The competition ran over three terms hosted at The Cathedral College, Rockhampton with teams playing tournaments on one day each term.
Sacred Heart finished first in Term 1 and 2, and second in Term 3 securing the overall win.
In the individual rankings Leo finished first overall and Lee ended the competition in second place.
Jessica and Jayke Jarvis, Luke Snodgrass, Oliver Rofe, Sophia and Leo Simmons, Abbey Richards, Luke Bowman, Gianni Somerville, Charlie Willis and Kurt McGuire were also part of the competition.
Sacred Heart Principal Mary Schick said the competitions effectively encouraged students to engage in problem solving, maths curriculum and creative and strategic thinking in an intellectually fun learning environment.