Minimbah Students take to the Interschool Chessboards!

May and June saw Minimbah students return to Interschool Chess Competitions. They competed in zonal competitions run by Northern Star Chess.

Eighteen students from Years 1-4 ventured to Hampton Park Primary School on May 25, with many students competing in their very first tournament. They were 1 of 10 schools represented on the day, with over 90 students attending to compete in 7 rounds. The team placed 6th in the overall team standings.

Congratulations to Charlie and Byron (Year 2), who placed 3rd and 2nd respectively in the Foundation to Year 2 Division.

Congratulations also to Harry and Max (Year 4), who drew for 3rd in Year 3/4 Division. These two boys have also earned themselves entry into the Southern Regional Primary Open Semi-Final to be held in November.

The Year 5/6 Team headed to Peninsula Grammar in early June to compete against 7 other schools from the area. This was the first interschool competition for many of these students too. The team are to be congratulated on placing 4th, against some very strong and skilled competition.

Congratulations to Brodie (Year 5) and Oscar (Year 6) who placed 7th and 8th respectively. Daniel (Year 5) placed 16th, which earns these three students entry into the Southern Regional Primary Open Semi-Final also.

In the Primary Girls Division, Ella (Year 6) and Amy (Year 5) received the bronze medals, and Kat (Year 6), the gold. This allows them direct entry into the Primary Girls State Final at the end of the year.

Another tournament is on the horizon next term, so stay tuned for further updates.

Learning Enhancement Teacher