February 6th – Registrations are rolling in
Welcome back to the new school year. We wish you all the best for a happy and successful year and look forward to working with you to promote the importance of history in producing well rounded globally aware citizens.
We have been receiving a lot of registrations already and are looking forward to welcoming new schools into the history fold in 2017. Just a reminder that registrations close on March 31st.
If you have any queries please contact us at admin@GiantClassroom.com.au or phone 03 62312885
September 16th – National Champion for year 10
The following article from the Adelaide Advertiser recognises the achievement of Emma Belgraver – our top student for 2016.
FROM post-war immigration to pillbox hats, Emma Belgraver finds fascination in historical origins.
The Endeavour College girl was the highest-scoring Year 10 student in the nation in the Australian History Competition.
More than 11,000 Year 10s sat the 45-minute exam, which requires students to draw on their general knowledge and analyse a variety of sources — including maps, graphs, political speeches and cartoons — in order to answer 50 multiple choice questions.
Emma scored 96 per cent, with the closest competitor in her year level on 92 per cent.
The Mawson Lakes school’s head of history David Thiele delivered the good news.
“He sat me down and said Emma, you got the top score in South Australia. Not only that, you got the top score in Australia. I didn’t believe it. I still don’t believe it,” she said.
Emma says Arthur Calwell, a key driver of Australia’s “populate or perish” post-war immigration policy, is one of our most important historical figures.
August 24th – Top school results
The following table shows the schools that have received the best average marks for their top five students in each year level.
|92.40||Williamstown High School – Bayview St||VIC|
|90.40||Fort Street High School||NSW|
|90.40||Koonung Secondary College||VIC|
|88.00||Home Education Network||VIC|
|96.80||Brisbane State High School||QLD|
|96.80||Perth Modern Senior High School||WA|
|95.60||Glenunga International High School||SA|
|78.40||Perth Modern Senior High School||WA|
|72.40||Glenunga International High School||SA|
|70.40||Chatswood High School||NSW|
|70.40||Balwyn High School||VIC|
|70.40||Kelmscott Senior High School||WA|
|84.80||Sydney Girls High School||NSW|
|84.40||NBSC – Manly Selective High Campus||NSW|
|83.60||St Josephs College – Hunters Hill||NSW|
|79.60||Penrith High School||NSW|
|79.60||Goulburn Valley Grammar School||VIC|
July 28th – National and State Champions
Congratulations to the following students who are the National and State Champions for 2016
|National Champions are shown in RedState Champions are shown in black|
|VIC1116||Home Education Network||JOSHUA BERRY||98|
|VIC1116||Home Education Network||SARAH BERRY||98|
|VIC1171||Scotch College||ROY CHALMERS||98|
|QLD1139||Mountain Creek State High School||FLETCHER CONNIE||96|
|NSW1145||Kelso High School||MAYA MCGRATH||94|
|NSW1179||Sefton High School||WILSON CHU||94|
|SA1101||Concordia College – Concordia Campus||OLIVIA THOMAS||94|
|WA1153||Wagin District High School||RICKY LINKLATER||94|
|TAS1114||Taroona High School||MICHAEL REES||92|
|NT1103||The Essington School||VICTORIA LYNGAAE||90|
|ACT1101||Amaroo School||MATTHEW GATEGOOD||88|
|ACT1106||Marist College Canberra||JAYDEN ORDANIC||88|
|ACT1110||Radford College||CHRISTINA GAO||100|
|ACT1110||Radford College||JIANI YANG||100|
|QLD1113||Brisbane State High School||BILL VICKERMAN||100|
|WA1130||Kelmscott Senior High School||INDIGO BEW||100|
|NSW1211||Canterbury Girls high School||SOFIA GOULDING||98|
|SA1103||Glenunga International High School||JOSEPH JANTKE||98|
|TAS1104||Exeter High School||CATELYN TURNER||98|
|VIC1103||Camberwell Girls Grammar School||ALLY QUAN||98|
|VIC1115||Goulburn Valley Grammar School||DANIEL SHARROCK||98|
|VIC1115||Goulburn Valley Grammar School||BEN TEMPLETON||98|
|VIC1136||Reservoir High School||CHENXIN TU||98|
|NT1100||Darwin Middle School||ANJALI MENON||94|
|NT1100||Darwin Middle School||CAYLUM ROY||94|
|NT1103||The Essington School||LEILA HEINRICH||84|
|VIC1104||Camberwell Grammar School||OLIVER PAPILLO||84|
|WA1142||Perth Modern Senior High School||DARREN MOH||82|
|WA1142||Perth Modern Senior High School||PATRICK PHAM||82|
|NSW1111||Bonnyrigg High School||STEFAN VUJANIC||80|
|QLD1120||Centenary State High School||CALUM LE-SHEK||80|
|SA1103||Glenunga International High School||DANIEL VILJOEN||74|
|ACT1104||Campbell High School||PRITHVI SAXENA||68|
|ACT1111||Telopea Park School||EMILY NGUYEN||68|
|TAS1101||New Town High School||Finlay Semmens||68|
|SA1102||Endeavour College||Emma Belgraver||96|
|NSW1162||NBSC – Manly Selective High Campus||HANA MCMAHON||92|
|TAS1108||Marist College Burnie||MITCHELL SCOTT||92|
|QLD1191||Indooroopilly State High School||MAYA LAMONT||86|
|VIC1107||Donvale Christian College||PATRICK GROCOTT||86|
|VIC1129||Marymede Catholic College||AJAY JAY||86|
|ACT1102||Burgmann Anglican School||ELIZABETH SPOLLARD||84|
|WA1130||Kelmscott Senior High School||MARTYN MU||82|
|WA1142||Perth Modern Senior High School||RONAN PETTIT||82|
|NT1102||NT Open Education Centre (NTOEC)||ALEC FOSTER||74|
|NT1102||NT Open Education Centre (NTOEC)||PORTIA GALLAGHER||74|
July 26th – Certificates
All certificates were posted by Friday 22nd. Please allow 10 days for them to arrive before contacting us for reprints.
June 22nd – Results
Thank you for getting your answer sheets to us promptly. Results for this years’s competition are being processed and we will begin posting out the certificates on Monday June 27th. The national winners will be announced early next week although the prizes will take time to have made and engraved.
June 10th – Competition Date for 2017
The date for the Australian History Competition in 2017 is Wednesday May 24th.
March 30th – Numbers are growing
The number of registrations for the competition have already exceeded last years total.
If you woul like to register for this year just email us at admin@GiantClassroom.com.au and tell us the number of students and the year level and we will organise the registration for you.
March 8th – AHC to offer a top school prize
As part of our aim to promote History in the curriculum The Australian History Competition will this year provide awards to the top three schools in the country in each year group.
The schools will be selected by comparing the average mark of the top five students from each school for each year level. In this way schools who enter a whole year cohort and small schools are not disadvantaged . Also schools who only enter their top students will not have any advantage.
February 12th – AHC open for all years from 7 to 10
In 2016 the Australian History Competition will run a competition for each year level from year 7 to year 10. There will be two papers, one for year 7 & 8 and one for year 9 & 10. Prizes will be offered to the top students in each state in each year level with national awards lso at each year level.
November 5th – confirmation of competition date
We can now confirm that the 2016 Competition will be held on May 25th
September 3rd – Entries are now open for 2016
You can enter the Australian History Competition for 2016 now by going to our registration page.
August 12th – Kate Johnston Victorian State Champion
The following quote is from Kate when she was interviewed by the press.
“The competition is a fantastic opportunity for students in Years 7-10. I have
participated in it every year and feel so honoured that in my last year of competing
I’ve been able to achieve this award! I highly recommend that all students who are
eligible to enter next year do so!”
August 10th – Registration for 2016
Registration for the 2016 competition is now open. Check out the details for 2016 under competition details on our website.
The key information is:
- Provisional competition date is Wednesday May 25th 2016
- Cost per student remains at $6.00
- School Admin fee is $40.00
July 23rd – National and State winners
Congratulations to the following students who are the National champions for 2015.
THOMAS JONES – Fort St High School
JESSICA CHAMBERS – PLC Armidale
TOMMY KWON from Penrith High School.
|Australian History Competition State champions 2015|
|Year 8 AHC 2015|
|CALUM WONG||Hale School||WA State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|STEVEN HUANG||Camberwell Grammar School||VIC State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|ISABELLA BURGESS||St Michaels Collegiate||TAS State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|TOM ARNOLD||Prince Alfred College||SA State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|RICARDO BASILE||Mountain Creek State High School||QLD State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|OTTO BLUM||The Essington School Darwin||NT State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|TOMMY KWON||Penrith High School||NSW State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|MAX OVINGTON||Alfred Deakin High School||ACT State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|PRITHVI SAXENA||Campbell High School||ACT State Champion 2015||Year 8|
|Year 10 AHC 2015|
|ISABEL MATTHEWS||Canberra High School||ACT State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|THOMAS JONES||Fort Street High School||NSW State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|JESSICA CHAMBERS||Presbyterian Ladies College – Armidale||NSW State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|ALEXANDER BRUER||NT Open Education Centre (NTOEC)||NT State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|SEB HIRST||Centenary State High School||QLD State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|JOHN ATKINSON||The Cathedral School||QLD State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|RILEY THORNE||Xavier College – Gawler||SA State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|DANIEL WEBB||Mackillop College||TAS State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|JORAN GRIFFITHS||Tasman District High School||TAS State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|HENRY ELLINGSEN||The Friends’ School||TAS State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|KATE JOHNSTON||Catholic College Wodonga||VIC State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|GEORGIA NOUTSO||Huntingtower||VIC State Champion 2015||Year 10|
|MATTHEW YEUNG||Great Southern Grammar||WA State Champion 2015||Year 10|
July 22nd – Results and certificates
The certificates for the Australian History Competition are in the process of being printed and posted. The certificates will be arriving in schools from early next week.
February 27th – Closing date for entry
Registrations from schools are rolling in and it looks like numbers will be up again this year. Join the push to promote the importance of History in the curriculum by entering your students in the Australian History Competition
Closing date for registrations is April 2nd. Register here or just email your numbers to admin@GiantClassroom.com.au
January 22nd – Welcome to 2015
Welcome back to school for 2015. We hope that you have had a great holiday.
Now that you are back on the job it is a good time to consider joining Australia’s largest History program with over 20 000 students involved in 2014.
As we grow the competition it becomes an even more prestigious event that further enhances the place of history in the National Curriculum. We hope you will support this initiative to promote the study of history.
To find out about the compeition view our brochure.
You can register at any time up to April 2nd.
November 20th – Information for 2015
The Australian History Competition will run on Wednesday May 27th 2015
Cost remains the same at $6.00 per student.
You can register at anytime at www.AustralianHistoryCompetition.org.au
October 8th – Read about our National Winner Aaron
August 6th – National Champion profiles
Congratulations to the National Champions for 2014. Here are brief profiles about each of them.
National winner year 10
Christ Church Grammar School student Jack Annear (Year 10) was not planning on studying History in Years 11 and 12, but his result in the Australian History Competition may have changed his mind. He was extremely surprised to discover he had the top score in Australia for Year 10. “If I don’t do History next year, I’ll definitely continue learning and reading for interest as pastime,” Jack said.
Q. What’s ‘cool’ about History?
A. You learn about people, events and things that have created the world we live in today. Not only is it interesting, but it also allows us to make informed decisions that are based on the past.
Q. What aspect of the Australian History Competition did you enjoy most?
A. I found the part on the First World War the most interesting. That part of history has shaped the way we are now. It particularly interests me, as my family believes we have a relative in the first ships to arrive at Gallipoli.
National winners year 8
Digby likes history because its about people’s lives. He really enjoys reading Horrible Histories.
Digby’s favourite time period is pre-renaissance era because it is quite well differentiated from our own time and is not dominated by technology. He finds both the ancient period and medieval period fascinating.
It wasn’t until the day of the Competition that Digby knew he was going to do it. He was just picked out of class on the day. He thought it was just like a test, but well set out and easy to follow. Apart from that he can’t remember much about it!
I love reading books. I enjoy reading biographies about famous people in history. My favourite series have been the YWAM ‘Christian Heroes Then and Now’ by Janet & Geoff Benge and also the ‘My Royal Stories’ published by Scholastic.
I really haven’t done much history for school. I have just read these books instead. As a family, we have lived in Mozambique for 3 months and also stayed at some orphanages in Cambodia so have learnt a lot of their history by being there.
The competition is a lot of comprehension, so you could find a lot of the answers in how they asked the questions and looking at the diagrams, tables and pictures. It is always worth having a go and trying.
I like history because I like to look at how things worked in the past, and I like to look at the fine details throughout the ages.
My favourite areas of history are Maritime History, Medieval History, The world wars and British History.
I found the History competition to be relatively easy, incorporating logic more that knowledge of history. Overall it was pretty easy