National History Challenge Success

National History Challenge Success

We are delighted to share the news that our students have achieved outstanding results in the National History Challenge. This is a prestigious nationwide competition that encourages students to use research and inquiry skills to investigate historical topics of their choice. This year’s theme was Change and Continuity. The competition aims to develop students’ critical thinking, creativity and communication skills.

Our students have demonstrated their passion and excellence in history by becoming state finalists and winners in various categories. We would like to congratulate Year 11 students, Eleanor, Samantha and Emma for being state finalists in the Indigenous History and Year 11/12 Categories. They have shown a deep understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse history of Australia’s First Nations peoples. Their entry, a website exploring the change and continuity of Australia’s referendums on First Nations rights, was based on rigorous research and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

SAC students were nominated for first, second and third place in the Year 11/12 Category, with Year 12 student Crystal selected as the overall winner. Her essay on the impacts of British Colonial Policies on Pre-Colonial Nigerian Society was deemed by the judges as one of the best entries they had ever read! Charlotte, also in Year 12, wrote a highly original and insightful essay that explored the development of Australian national identity through the evolution of language that was prompted by waves of non-British immigration to Australia.

These achievements are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and teachers, and we congratulate their wonderful efforts.

Ms Elizabeth Heuzenroeder
History Teacher