ENGAGED AND READY FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Fountain Gate Secondary College’s ENGAGE team has won their division of the Australian Future Problem Solving Competition.

This extraordinary result means that the team will be heading to the US to represent Australia at the Future Problem Solving World Championships next year. The team was also nominated for the International Beyonder award.

Team ENGAGE is taking on the very serious issue of youth disengagement and unemployment in the local community by introducing a careers program for students in year seven.

Ms Graley met with the team to congratulate them on their fantastic performance and to discuss the growing unemployment crisis in Casey.

“I was so impressed when I first met with the team at Parliament House earlier this year and I am just so proud to see that all their hard work has paid off,”

“Their genuine passion and commitment to get out there and help their family, friends and classmates not only remain engaged at school, but to find work or training is inspirational,”

“They are determined to make a difference and I have no doubt that Fountain Gate Secondary College will make it happen,”

“Congratulations to Evangaline Russell, Kristy Fedoro, Nada Mandic, Natasha Harris, Lauryn Blewett, Shannon Watson and Jason Varley along with their exceptional teachers Stephen Hughes and Jodie Doble.”

Kristy Fedoro: ‘When we were announced as the winners we were shell shocked! Hearing that ENGAGE has got first place in the National Championships was something that we had dreamed of – it was unbelievable!’

And from Evangalene Russell: ‘I’m just so proud of what our team has achieved! Now we’re just wanting to keep developing the project all the way to the International Competition in Iowa next year.’

Fountain Gate Secondary College’s ENGAGE team has won their division of the Australian Future Problem Solving Competition.

This extraordinary result means that the team will be heading to the US to represent Australia at the Future Problem Solving World Championships next year. The team was also nominated for the International Beyonder award.

Team ENGAGE is taking on the very serious issue of youth disengagement and unemployment in the local community by introducing a careers program for students in year seven.

Ms Graley met with the team to congratulate them on their fantastic performance and to discuss the growing unemployment crisis in Casey.

“I was so impressed when I first met with the team at Parliament House earlier this year and I am just so proud to see that all their hard work has paid off,”

“Their genuine passion and commitment to get out there and help their family, friends and classmates not only remain engaged at school, but to find work or training is inspirational,”

“They are determined to make a difference and I have no doubt that Fountain Gate Secondary College will make it happen,”

“Congratulations to Evangaline Russell, Kristy Fedoro, Nada Mandic, Natasha Harris, Lauryn Blewett, Shannon Watson and Jason Varley along with their exceptional teachers Stephen Hughes and Jodie Doble.”

Kristy Fedoro: ‘When we were announced as the winners we were shell shocked! Hearing that ENGAGE has got first place in the National Championships was something that we had dreamed of – it was unbelievable!’

And from Evangalene Russell: ‘I’m just so proud of what our team has achieved! Now we’re just wanting to keep developing the project all the way to the International Competition in Iowa next year.’