South Island Brain Bee 2014

19 South Island Schools participated in the Dunedin South Island Brain Bee Challenge Round 2.

Through a series of Challenges and focused activities - and a very well received lab visit to an Otago University first year lab and lectures - students gained insights into working in the field of neuroscience and therefore the opportunity to explore it as a potential career.

The winners on the day were Christ's College from Christchurch for the Team Challenge with 2nd Place to Riccarton High School from Christchurch and 3rd Place going to Villa Maria from Christchurch.

The individual first place prize goes to Matthew Moore from Christ's College, 2nd Place Rachel Wu from Riccarton High School and Jamin Kim from Riccarton High School.

Individual Competition

1st place Matthew More, Christ's College

2nd place Rachel Wu, Riccarton High School

3rd place Jamin Kim, Riccarton High School

Team competition

1st place team, Christ’s College

  • Matthew Moore
  • Christopher Brown
  • Hamish Penrose
  • Teacher: Mr Warren Lidstone

2nd place team, Riccarton High School

  • Jamin Kim
  • Rachel Wu
  • Gemma Higgins
  • Maegan Mallari
  • Teacher: Ms Sharyn Varcoe

3rd place team, Villa Maria College

  • Amy Inwood
  • Emily McCulloch
  • Madison Hill
  • Molly Millar
  • Teacher: Mr Peter Sumpter