Prince of Peace Lutheran College students excelled in this year’s national History and Geography competitions, with nine students from Years 8, 10 and 12 receiving awards.

High Distinctions were awarded to Year 12 students Lachlan McLean (pictured) and Ethan Robinson in the multiple-choice Australian Geography Competition. The Australian Geography Competition assesses Australian secondary school students’ geographical knowledge and skills. The competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.

In the Year 8 division of the Australian History Competition, Michael Weir was awarded a Distinction and Jasmin Kai and Cooper Schmidt received Merit awards. In the Year 10 division, Cassia Gulley was awarded a Distinction, with Cooper Atterton, Helena Dabrowski and Kirralee Fisher all receiving Merit awards. The Australian History Competition for Years 8 and 10 assesses students’ historical knowledge and skills using a range of historical sources and multiple choice questions. The competition is broadly based on the Australian curriculum’s History units for each year level.