Congratulations to the Senior School girls who have been selected to compete at the National Future Problem Solving finals in the last week of October. The students representing the College are Elise Bailey (Year 10), Naushiha Aravinthan (Year 11), Kassandra Wang (Year 11) and Mikaela Wong (Year 12).
The National finals are held each year at Carey Park in Henderson Valley where selected teams follow a structured problem solving process to solve a Global Issue. This year’s topic is the Global Workplace. The Future Problem Solving programme has grown nationally with 400 teams competing for 30 places in this year’s competition. Our girls will compete against three other Senior Division teams. The incentive will be to win first place and thus an opportunity of representing New Zealand and St Cuthbert’s College at the International Finals in Wisconsin (USA) in June 2017.
Future Problem Solving is a programme that we offer to selected students from Year 7 to 11 and we have had significant success over the past few years. The Personalised Learning Centre administers and co-ordinates the programme with the assistance of our dedicated coaches: Susannah Marshall (Year 7), Erin Johnston (Year 8), Jan Walls (Year 9) and Angela Bell (Year 10 – 12). We wish the selected students much success as they begin the intensive research process building up to the final lockdown.