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Posted: 19-Apr-2017

2017 RACI Australian National Chemistry Quiz

The RACI Australian National Chemistry Quiz is designed to promote Chemistry and the role of chemists in our society.

Format: 30 multiple choices to be answered in 60 minutes

Date of Quiz: Tuesday 1st August, 2017

Participants receive a Certificate of Participation.
40% of all participants receive a Certificate of Credit, Distinction, High Distinction.
(Great for resumes / scholarship applications etc).

Age Divisions: Junior 7 & 8 / Junior 9 & 10 / Senior Year 11 / Senior Year 12

Year 7-10 students:
If you would like to participate in the quiz, you will need to pay $5 for registration which will be returned to you when you complete the quiz.
Please give your name and money to Miss Saric or your Science teacher if you are interested by Friday 5th May 2017.


National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2017-2018

Are you an enthusiastic Year 11 student who has an interest in a future in the diverse fields of science, engineering or technology? 


THEN ..... you need to explore the possibility of attending the National Youth Science Forum where you will meet a range of engineers, scientists and researchers, visit them at work and do the kinds of things they do every day as well as debate the hottest topics in science and engineering, experience university life and get to know other students from around Australia.

NYS is a unique 12-day program. Two sessions run at the Australian National University in Canberra and a third in Brisbane in January 2018. Each offers 200 places to students from all around Australia as well to a small number of International students.

For further information please contact Ivanka Saric or visit the website

A student brochure is attached to this e-mail. We can also try to arrange for a student who has attended the NYSF to come in and talk to interested students. Please let Ivanka know if you are interested.

You will need to find a Rotary Club who will support and provide some assistance to fund your application as there is a cost of $3097 to attend. 

You will need to submit your application online. Applications must be lodged with your supporting Rotary Club by May 31st 2017. An interview which is part of the selection process will then occur.

It’s a great experience! We encourage you to consider putting in an application.


Damascus College Science Career Expo 2017

NB:  A new deadline of 28th April has been made to advise if you would like to be involved as a presenter at the upcoming Career Expo (as per below):


Ivanka Saric
Science Area of Learning Leader


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