Mary MacKillop College recently entered a team of students into the national Brainways Quest. The Quest is an academic competition that provides opportunities for creativity, problem solving and teamwork, offering the level of challenges that foster outstanding achievement. The program was an immersion into complex concepts within three disciplines: Humanities, Science and Math, and posed difficult challenges about psychology, neuroscience and chaos theory.
Our team consisted of Sophee O'Dea in Year 10, Shreya Patel in Year 9 and Indy Condon in Year 8. The students attended the State Finals at the University of Queensland earlier this month and placed fourth overall. Brainways Education reported that the students demonstrated “outstanding attitude to learning, excellent commitment, resilience and joy" throughout the competition. Congratulations to the team who showed such wonderful efforts to extend and challenge their learning.