High School Advanced Learning News


In Week four, two talented teams of eight students represented William Carey at the Gateway 8 Academic Gala Day. The theme of the day was Connectivity with teams completing a number of subject based challenges around the theme.

This is the sixth year that William Carey has participated in the Gala Day. Both the 7/8 and 9/10 teams had a great time competing against similar students from private schools all over Sydney.

The Year 9/10 team achieved 1st place in the Music task and 3rd in the Design and Technology task. The Year 7/8 team achieved 1st place in the Science task and 2nd in the Design and Technology task.

A big congratulations to the Year 7/8 team who achieved an overall place of 3rd out of 26 teams. Well done!

Year 9/10 team

Kaysia Y, Lauren M, Georgia M, Siobhan M, Emily N, Jenna H, Alisha G, Sonia J

Year 7/8 team

Benjamin G, Daniel V, Zachary B, Grace N, Imogen S, Xavia W, Neha J, Xu Qi

Below is a picture of our Year 7/8 team


After passing Round One in Term Two, Jasmine S (Year 10) represented the school at Round Two (regional finals) of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge, a competition for high school students to learn about neuroscience. In addition to participating in live questions at the final, she also experienced a day of activities to educate her about neuroscience research at UNSW. Although Jasmine did not make it to the next round (national finals) she did a great job representing the school.




In Week five a group of students from Years 7-10 participated in the NSW Regional Final of the Tournament of the Minds. The group had five weeks to create and design a solution to a Maths and Engineering challenge. They also had to create their props and write a ten minute script. Although they didn’t make it to the next round, the group greatly impressed the judges with their device and their excellent costumes.

Congratulations to Kurt S, Jenna H, Jacob M, Xavia W, Xu W, Min Ki S and Jerusha J on a fantastic effort

Catherine Smith,

Advanced Learning Co-ordinator