Medal haul at global language competition

St Paul's Collegiate School —

Every year in May, students learning Te Reo Maori, Spanish or French have the opportunity to participate in an online vocabulary competition organised by Education Perfect.

Over 10 days, 350,000 students in 2,200 schools throughout Australia, England, the UAE, Malaysia and New Zealand, answered a grand total of 194,229,688 questions on various language skills: reading, writing, listening, dictation, grammar and cultural knowledge. They gained points by answering correctly as many questions as possible and as they reached certain thresholds, they earned certificates.

The following students gained the Bronze Award by earning at least 1,000 points, which placed them in the top 10% of all competitors:

Thomas Bayley, Ethan Bidois, Kalem Cardon, Mark McCluskey, Justin Su, Jack Tournier, Finn Watson, Niah Church-Jones, Harry Derry, Sam Meban and Dant’e Parata.

Toby Robb and Macey Walsh gained over 2,000 points and the Silver Award, placing them in the top 5% of all competitors.

Julian Harker gained 3,000 points and the Gold Award, which placed him in the top 2%.

Holly Morrison gained 10,000 points and the Elite Award, which placed her in the top 0.2% of all competitors.

Congratulations to all of these students on their outstanding achievements in this demanding language assessment.