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Geelong College Challenge Information Booklet, 1994.

Geelong College Challenge
Information Booklet, 1994.


The Geelong College Challenge first began in 1994. It is an inter-school event hosted at the Geelong College Preparatory School in which four Year 6 students (2 male and 2 Female) from up to 15 participating primary schools are invited to a weekend of physical and intellectual challenges.

The Challenges include:

- An Art Challenge alternating each year, with a Music Challenge.
- Maths Challenge.
- Physical Challenge.
- Information Technology Challenge.
- Drama Challenge.
- Technology Challenge.
- A Major Problem which usually uses something built in the Technology Challenge.

In 2003, for example these included a short story, and challenges in Art, Mathematics, Technology, Drama, and Physical Challenges. The Geelong College Challenge was suggested by Mark Torpey following an exchange vist to England in 1992 and pioneered by Michael Panckridge from 1994 until 2002 after which Stuart McCallum took on the role of organising co-ordinator until 2009 when Mark Torpey took over.

Geelong College Challenge Winning Schools:

1994 Grovedale PS
1995 Bellaire PS
1996 Manifold Heights PS
1997 Grovedale West PS
1998 Bellaire PS
1999 Souh Geelong PS
2000 South Geelong PS
2001 Fyan Park PS
2002 Montpellier PS
2003 Montpellier PS
2004 Bellaire PS
2005 Monpellier PS
2006 Chilwell PS
2007 Chilwell PS
2008 Wallington PS (Shipwreck Challenge)
2009 Bellaire PS
2010 Lara PS
2011 Leopold PS

Sources: Ad Astra June 2003 p16; Ad Astra December 2008 p14.
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