To Our 2018 International Finalists.

Congratulations to all our 2018 participants. The 2018 International Conference was held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Wisconsin, USA in June and was jointly hosted by the Wisconsin and Minnesota affiliates. New Zealand is once again very proud of all our representatives and very happy with our great results.

COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Competition)

1st  - Junior Division - Hukerenui School
RATS (Responsible Agricultural Team of  Scientists)
Ryan Barnes, Holly Hayes, Isla Purvis and Kaia Stevens
Coaches: Bastienne Kruger and Pollyanna Jones

3rd  - Middle Division - Selwyn House School
#LetsBikeChristchurch
Phoebe Donald, Kate Gourley, Miya Hartstonge, Sophie Hodgson, Alice Hunter, Lucy Maynard, Reed McHugh, Cleo  McLeod and Bonnie Smith
Coaches: Adele Staples and Greg Pearce

GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Competition)

4th Junior Division - Nelson Preparatory School
Preston Holder, Tom Lynch, Fergus Richards and Oliver Taylor
Coach: Sarah Watts

(Individual Competition)

5th Middle Division - Burnside High School
E Wen Wong
Coach: Sue Williams.

SCENARIO WRITING

(Individual Competition)

4th Junior Division - Cobham Intermediate
Alia Govin Fowler
Coach: Sue Williams

PRESENTATION OF ACTION PLAN

1st - Junior Division - Nelson Preparatory School
Preston Holder, Tom Lynch, Fergus Richards and Oliver Taylor
Coach: Sarah Watts

2nd - Middle Division - Takapuna Normal Intermediate School
Sophie Dykgraaf, William Huang, Megan Meng and Daniel Paulsen
Coach: Kathy O'Meara

4th - Senior Division - Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Lucy Anderson, Abby Croot, Emily Davey and Victoria Park
Coach: Sue Williams

 

Results for our New Zealand 2017 National Finals

Our 2017 National Finals were held at Carey Park once again and a fabulous weekend it was! Our champions have been invited to represent us at the International Finals to be held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin in June 2018 .

COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Competition)

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champions - Hukerenui School
RATS (Responsible Agricultural Team of  Scientists)
Ryan Barnes, Holly Hayes, Isla Purvis and Kaia Stevenson Coaches: Bastienne Kruger and Pollyanna Jones

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champions - Selwyn House School
Let's Bike Christchurch
Phoebe Donald, Kate Gourley, Miya Hartstonge, Sophie Hodgson, Alice Hunter, Reed McHugh, Cleo McLeod, Lucy Maynard and Bonnie Smith Coaches: Greg Pearce, Betsy Ryan and Adele Staples

2nd - Francis Douglas Memorial College
No More Penguin Blues
Jakob Erb, Gregor Forrest, Samuel James and Quinn Scouller Coach: Robyn Wackrow

3rd - Kristin School
Biodiversity
Jamie Hyde, Kunli Zhang and Martin Zhu Coach: Helen Mansfield

GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Booklet)

COMPETITIVE PRIMARY DIVISION

National Champions - Selwyn House School
Evelyn King, Sylvie King, Sonya Li-McHenry and Xanthe Pearce Coaches: Bridget Compton-Moen and Greg Pearce

2nd - Papakowhai Primary
David Ayora, Emily Bunton, Sean Byres and Emma Jenkins Coach: Sarah Ramey Ayora

3rd - St. Mary's Catholic School (Ellerslie)
Joshua Fernandez, Patrick Grimes, Matthew Portegys and Nathan Robinson Coach: Maree Flashman

JUNIOR B DIVISION

National Champions - Nelson Prep
Preston Holder, Tom Lynch, Fergus Richards and Oliver Taylor Coach: Sarah Watts

2nd - Kerikeri High
Zoe Ackers, Ella Howells, Ella Parker and Emma Thomson Coaches: Rene Loggie and Davina Derecourt

3rd - Northcross Intermediate
Chris Hewitt, Joshua Peng, Adam Robins and Ruby Thomson Coach: Glenis Martin

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champions - Cobham Intermediate
Mac Craig, Benjamin Davey, Eric Huang and Corin Simcock Coach: Sue Williams

2nd - Takapuna Normal Intermediate
Sophie Dykgraaf, William Huang, Megan Meng and Daniel Paulsen Coach: Kathy O'Meara

3rd - Northcross Intermediate
Portia Haddon, Jasmine Jared, Gizelle Page and Coral Peat Coach: Glenis Martin

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champions - Christchurch Girls' High / St. Margaret's College Combined
Hattie Compton-Moen, Lucy Jessep, Zelle Logan and Annabelle Reilly Coaches: Bridget Compton-Moen and Chris Wyeth

2nd - St. Cuthbert's College
Estella Gapes, Grace Mora, Zoe Robinson and Amber Waymouth Coach: Angela Bell

3rd - St. Cuthbert's College
Millie Caughey, Arabella Cryer, Belinda Hu and Carlie Yung Coach: Angela Bell

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champions - Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Lucy Anderson, Emily Davey, Sarah Lawrence and Victoria Park Coach: Petra Dyer and Sue Williams

2nd - Manurewa High School
John Chen, Okesene Fatu, Aaron Lew and Aimee Lew Coach: Glenis Martin

3rd - Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Ruby Blake-Manson, Abby Croot, Susanna Davis and Eugene In Coach: Petra Dyer and Sue Williams

(Individual Booklet)

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champion - St. Andrew's College
Harry Withers Coach: Julie Rogers

2nd - St. Andrew's College
Pieta Bayley Coach: Julie Rogers

3rd - Cobham Intermediate
Jack Prebble Coach: Sue Williams

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion - Burnside High School
E Wen Wong Coach: Penny Olds and Larissa Parrett

2nd - Burnside High School
William Wray Coach: Penny Olds and Larissa Parrett

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion - Westlake Girls' High
Xiaole Zhan Coach: Steff Chambers

2nd - Burnside High
Ethel Shen Coach: Penny Olds and Larissa Parrett

3rd - Burnside High
Owen Wong Coach: Penny Olds and Larissa Parrett

SCENARIO WRITING

(Individual Competition)

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champion - Cobham Intermediate
Alia Govin-Fowler Coach: Sue Williams

2nd - Northcross Intermediate
Amber Hemme Coach: Wendy Johnston and Janine Joyce

3rd - Cobham Intermediate
Taylah Peek Coach: Sue Williams

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion - Independent
Saana Ramaekers Coach: Marjo Ramaekers

2nd - Cashmere High
Amelia Kirkness Coach: Sue Williams

3rd - Kaipara College
Gemma Bayly Coach: Anna Dykgraaf

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion - Independent
Leah Albrow Coach: Sue Williams

2nd - St. Cuthbert's College
Sophie Dixon Coach: Angela Bell

3rd - Cashmere High
Robb Eastman Densem Coach: Sue Williams

ONSITE SCENARIO WRITING

(Team Competition)

Best Onsite Scenario Writer -Cashmere High
Amelia Kirkness

1st - Team Stylus
Robb Eastman Densem, Sophie Dixon, Alia Govin-Fowler and Saana Ramaekers

2nd - Team Nib
Leah Albrow, Gemma Bayly and Amelia Kirkness

SCENARIO PERFORMANCE

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion - Cashmere High
Emily Blennerhassett Coach: Sue Williams

2nd - St. Mary's College
Sophia Davis Coach: Monique Williams

3rd - Cashmere High
Jessica Cowie Coach: Sue Williams

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion - Cashmere High
Robb Eastman Densem Coach: Sue Williams

PRESENTATION OF ACTION PLAN

JUNIOR B DIVISION

1st - Northcross Intermediate
Kevin Chen, Amber Hemme, Sammy Hook and Angela Tsang Coach: Glenis Martin

2nd - Selwyn House School
Evelyn King, Sylvie King, Sonya Li-McHenry and Xanthe Pearce Coaches: Bridget Compton-Moen and Greg Pearce

3rd - Kerikeri High
Zoe Ackers, Ella Howells, Ella Parker and Emma Thomson Coach: Rene Loggie and Davina Derecourt

JUNIOR DIVISION

1st - Cobham Intermediate
Finlay Clark, Alia Govin-Fowler, Thomas Kamo, Prue McKay and Alex Wilson Coach: Sue Williams

2nd - Northcross Intermediate
Portia Haddon, Jasmine Jared, Gizelle Page and Coral Peat Coach: Glenis Martin

3rd - Takapuna Normal Intermediate
Sophie Dykgraaf, William Huang, Megan Meng and Daniel Paulsen Coach: Kathy O'Meara

MIDDLE / SENIOR DIVISION COMBINED

1st - Kristin School
Jamie Hyde, Vanessa Xiong, Christina Yang and Kunli Zhang Coach: Helen Mansfield

2nd - Rangi Ruru Girls' School
Leah Albrow, Lucy Anderson, Emily Davey, Robb Eastman Densem, Amelia Kirkness, Sarah Lawrence and Victoria Park Coach: Petra Dyer and Sue Williams

3rd - Manurewa High School
John Chen, Okesene Fatu, Aaron Lew and Aimee Lew Coach: Glenis Martin

CREATIVITY AWARD

Congratulations to the Christchurch Girls High School / St. Margaret's College Combined team. At the National Finals we are on the lookout for a winner for our special Creativity Award, which can be awarded in any component of the programme. The evaluators said this was one of the most creative Global Issues Problem Solving team booklets they had seen in many years.

Future Problem Solving NZ