Numeracy and Literacy Week at Warwick is always celebrated with great fanfare! For the 12th year running, it proved to be a resounding success, with both students and staff enjoying a tremendous range of fun and challenging activities in Numeracy, Literacy and Digital Literacy.

There was plenty of competition in the Spelling Bees with Aisa Habibvand (Year 8) and Abdiwahab Hillow (Year 12) winning first prize in their respective divisions. Good humour characterised the many entries submitted in the Six Word Short Story competition, where students were asked to write about their favourite teacher and accompany it with a drawing. First prize winner in lower school was Bao Hua (Year 8) with the upper school First prize being awarded to Cynthia Pitts (Year 12). The Literature Quiz in lower school was won by Bronte Scaife (Year 8) whilst Galen Savigni (Year 12) was triumphant in the Upper School division.

The staff enjoyed a fabulous celebratory morning tea and a Kahoot quiz which tested staff on a range of literature, maths and digital literacy questions. First prize was awarded to Mrs Julie Rutland, second to Mrs Nicole Temov and third to Mr MK Singh.

Hannah Huynh (4th), Lisa Nguyen (2nd), Abdiwahab Hillow (1st) and Ava Fletcher (3rd).

Cynthia Pitts (1st), Maddison Boudville (2nd), Lily Kambouris (3rd).

Leonie Bartrop (2nd), Galen Savigni (1st) Claire Southall (3rd) missing.

Aisa Habibv and (3rd), Bronte Scaife (1st), Hai Anh Ha (2nd).

Aaliyah Bucar (3rd), Bao Hua (1st), Tyannah Van Dyk (2nd)


Aisa Habibvand (1st ), Caitlin Gan (2nd ), Bahara Mohammadi (3rd) and Victoria Holobotovskyy (4th)

Numeracy fun competitions included The Mintie Wrapper Challenge. Students had to rip their Mintie wrapper into the longest continuous strip they could, without it breaking.

First prize was taken out by Bridget Lanza. She ripped her wrapper to an impressive length of 120 cm! Second prize was Trent Woods with 97 cm and third prize was won by Ethan Italiano with 92 cm.

Other competitions included the annual Puzzle-O-Ball and Jigsaw Puzzle Competitions. Jack Eaton retained his title for Puzzle-O-Ball, taking out first again this year. Second to fourth places were taken out by Bronte Scaife, Isabella Lozanovski and Jason Nguyen. Winners of the Jigsaw Competition were Zada Illingworth, James Paterson, Isabella Lozanovski and Taela Hayes.

Bridget Lanza, Ethan Italiano, Trent Woods

Jason Nguyen, Jack Eaton, Bronte Scaife, Isabella Lozanovski

Jason Nguyen, Jack Eaton, Bronte Scaife, Isabella Lozanovski

Taela Hayes, James Paterson, Zada Illingworth, Isabella Lozanovski.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy was also part of Literacy and Numeracy week with events held at lunchtimes in room IT3.


The Cyber Safety Olympics were held where Fiona Southhall and Brendan Mann showed great participation in the privacy activity.


Brendan Mann, James Hunt, Brandon Pilgrim and James Riddle created some extremely interesting Fake News stories. Who knew that ScoMo was a robot and that a YouTube celeb called James Charles is a secret political activist?! All stories are yet to be verified at this point.


The final Digital Literacy competition was the Ring:Bit Robotic Car challenge, which saw participants Brendan Mann, Vicki Holobotovskyy and Jason Nguyen navigate the tricky gadgets down the maker bench in room IT3. All three students did well with Brendan taking out the title this year!

Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the week’s lively and entertaining activities!

Cathy Bromham, Lisa Griffin, Karen Alford
Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Coordinators