On Thursday 28 March, Newman College hosted the North Perth Metropolitan Regional Synergy Solar Car Challenge in the Marist Auditorium and oval. Around 50 schools competed in two competitions, one for Year 6 students and one for Year 8 students. The teams were challenged to assemble a solar car using a small solar panel and car parts and race them over a 20 meter circuit to see who was the fastest. The Newman teams performed with distinction and displayed great citizenship as the hosting school towards all the others teams. Our two Year 6 teams finished 2nd and 5th, and our Year 8 teams finished 4th and 5th. Our second placed Year 6 team will now represent Newman College in the State Final at Optus Stadium on Tuesday 9 April.
Many schools and representatives from Synergy & STAWA made mention of our amazing facilities and grounds and how welcome they were made by all staff and students. An event like this would not succeed without the tireless efforts of staff in pivotal roles at Newman. My sincere thanks to all those involved on the day.