7 Whitford Catholic PS students to represent WA in Tournament of Minds


Eliza Boylen, Erin Kretschmer, Hannah Mohr, Kayah Swiatopelk-Mirski-Smith, Jasmine Frost, Grace Kane and Sienna Moyles. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474915
Eliza Boylen, Erin Kretschmer, Hannah Mohr, Kayah Swiatopelk-Mirski-Smith, Jasmine Frost, Grace Kane and Sienna Moyles. Picture: Martin Kennealey d474915

SEVEN students from Whitford Catholic Primary School will be representing WA in the Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Championships in Adelaide this month.

The Craigie students competed in the State finals for language and literacy at ECU Joondalup in September and received an award at Sacred Heart College in Sorrento afterwards.

“This is an incredible achievement given the number of schools and teams that participated,” parent Inga Swiatopelk-Mirski-Smith said.

“This is a great achievement for the girls and one they will always remember.

“They thoroughly enjoy working together as a team as they develop their skills.

“Dream Team Whitfords is extremely excited about this opportunity and as they embark on the next part of this exciting learning journey.

“They have been invited to the Australasian Pacific Championships to represent WA (in Adelaide).

“We have seven girls including my daughter who will travel there along with a couple of school facilitators.”

The winning team of year 4-6 students includes Eliza Boylen, Erin Kretschmer, Hannah Mohr, Kayah Swiatopelk-Mirski-Smith, Jasmine Frost, Grace Kane and Sienna Moyles.

They will join 490 children, 101 facilitators plus committee members from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Thailand at the competition on October 26-29.

The Tournament of Minds is a problem-solving program for primary and secondary students.

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