Browns Plains High School Celebrates
Throughout 2019, Browns Plains State High School students have celebrated success in interschool Mathematics challenges, debating and STEAM competitions. Perhaps most notable is the school’s outstanding performance on this year’s NAPLAN tests.
Browns Plains State High School triumphed in the Yugumbir Math Challenge earlier in the year, taking both first and second place in the competition.
They proved their ability yet again in their community’s debating competition, taking out second place in the junior category. Student Alexander Hedesi also took home first place for the highest individual points for the season and fellow student Liam Duncan won the Senior Leadership Award.
The success continued as their two Year 9 teams won both the Engineering and Technology and Science category at Griffith University’s STEAM competition.
Excellence was truly cemented, however, in the school’s NAPLAN test results. These boasted improvement in both Year 7 and 9 students meeting National Minimum Standards and the school consequently achieving the highest performance since the introduction of the Year 7 cohort. Moreover, the school’s average gain reigned superior to even that of the nation.
Most impressively, Andrew (Yao-Hsien) Huang, Zhon Aban and Brianna Harris received a perfect score on the Numeracy, Spelling and Writing tests respectively.
The school’s principal, Mr Blair Hanna, attributes the school’s success to a, “great deal of strategies implemented over time which has resulted in our students succeeding, in many parts, above the Queensland State norm.”
Browns Plains State High school continues to also excel in their other pillars of Arts, Sports and Community.