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Posted on 07 October, 2016 in Programs, Events

Tournament of the Minds

Tournament of the Minds

On Saturday the 17th of September, two teams of students from Durack participated in the Regional Finals of the NT Tournament of the Minds competition at C.D.U Casuarina campus. The teams were made up of students from years 3 to 6.

The competition involves student teams working together on a Long Term Challenge for six weeks without assistance from teachers, parents or peers. They are encouraged to explore possibilities and experiment with ideas as they endeavour to produce their best possible solution. They develop a creative and original way to communicate this solution to others, working within requirements such as limited materials, complex challenge criteria and the deadline of Tournament Day.

The teams must also participate in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge on Tournament Day. This challenge requires rapid interchange of ideas, the ability to think creatively and well developed group cooperation skills.

Both our teams participated in the Maths Engineering Challenge and feedback from judges was very positive. In particular the judges were impressed with the teams’ research and understanding of the ‘Golden Ratio’. This is a very difficult mathematical concept for students of primary school age to develop an understanding of.

Thank you to all the parents for their help with getting students to and from both a workshop and the competition. Also a big congratulations and thankyou to Meghana, Zaira, Bruna, Lucas, Shivam, Kaeden, Kira, Rasi, Kaushal, Maddy, William, Brooke and Mya. Well done!

Tournament of the Minds

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Posted on 13 June 2017

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Posted on 13 June 2017

2017 Musica Viva Performance

2017 Musica Viva Performance

The students from Transition to Year 6 were treated to a brilliant performance when Makukuhan visited on Monday 29th May. Makukuhan is a dynamic mini-Gamelan Indonesian orchestra, whose performances are a riot of colour and rhythm, including pitch-bending drums, mesmerising masked dance and…

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