Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge

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South Heat : Monday 29th July, 2024 (Wk 3 Term 3)

Central Heat : Tuesday, 30th July, 2024 (Wk 3 Term 3)

North Heat : Wednesday, 31st July, 2024 (Wk 3 Term 3)

Grand Final : Wednesday, 7th August, 2024 (Wk 4 Term 3)

Click here to register for 2024!

Please get in contact with [email protected] for any enquiries as to the regions in which heats are held.

These are subject to change dependent on registrations.

Important Competition Information – Please read before registration!

Teams: We guarantee to accept 2 teams per school, however schools can register for up to 4 teams if space allows.  Once all registered schools are allocated their 2 teams each, the extra teams are then offered on a first in best dressed basis.  Therefore, if you want more than two teams, early registration is recommended.  Team numbers are not confirmed until after registration has closed at the end of week 8, term 2 (Friday 7th June 2024).

Heats/Venues: Where possible, first preferences are given, but cannot be guaranteed.  Placement in heats is dependent on registration numbers and proximity to the hosting venues. Please always check alternative dates of heats – just in case!  Please also consider being a host school, as we would love to go to as many different schools as possible. (If there is a date you definitely can’t attend, please feel free to add this information in the ‘comments’ section.)

There is also the possibility of heat venue amendments, again depending on location of registrations. If you have queries on the best heats for your school, please get in touch via email ([email protected]) for advice.

Registration Fee: There is a nominal registration fee of $60 per school, regardless of the number of teams entered in the event.  An invoice for this fee will be issued once registration has been recorded and is due and payable within  4 weeks of the invoice date. Non-payment by the due date will mean the registration for your school will drop to the bottom of the registration order. This fee is non-refundable. This payment must be paid for your school to compete (non-payment = non-compete).

Confirmation: On receipt of your registration, you will receive a short “acknowledgement of registration” email within 48-72 hours.  Official confirmation of team numbers allocated, heat, date, venue, etc will be emailed to you following close of registrations.  You can expect this email by the end of week 9, term 2.  If you haven’t received either of these emails by the above deadlines, please get in touch with [email protected] immediately, or phone 0409 082 291.

Event History

This is a competition that has been running in Western Australian secondary schools since 2007. It grew out of the success of the primary competitions. A secondary event was not held in 2008, however since 2009 it has become an annual event.

Named after its creator, the Frank Drysdale Secondary Numero Challenge was a one off event each year and has remained relatively small, although supported very loyally by a number of schools. As more interest has been shown in secondary schools, 2019 saw a change, with 2 heats being held, leading to a final the following week. This process was repeated in 2020, but due to an overwhelming increase in secondary schools playing Numero, the event increased to 3 heats in 2021, which has continued to the present.

Previous Winners

Including our current champions, previous winners included Carey Baptist College (eight victories in total), St Stephen’s School Carramar (three victories), Mercy College (two victories), Melville Senior High School (one victory), Aranmore Catholic College (one victory) and now Perth Modern School (one victory).

Campion Education

In 2022 Campion Education took over the sponsorship and have committed to this event moving forward.  It is great to have them on board and we look forward to many more in the future.

Campion is a proud Australian family business and the new major distributor of Numero.

Edwina Forward Engraving

Like the primary competition, Edwina Forward Engraving (EFE) has supported this event since its inception, providing all our trophies. EFE have always been a small family business, and despite being recently sold, it has maintained that status (albeit with a new family). Their support of Numero® remains, and we truly appreciate our continuing association.

Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge 2023

The 16th year of the Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge was competed by 21 schools, our largest contingent yet! This year the schools represented were (in alphabetical order) Aquinas College, Aranmore Catholic College, Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Bob Hawke College, Bunbury Senior High School, Carey Baptist College, Carine Senior High School, Duncraig Senior High School, Ellenbrook Secondary College, Kelmscott Senior High School, Kolbe Catholic College, Lesmurdie Senior High School, Melville Senior High School, Mercy College, Perth Modern School, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, St James’ Anglican School, St Stephen’s School Duncraig, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, Ursula Frayne Catholic College and Woodvale Secondary College.

Official Championship Photo 2023

Left to right: Mr Rom Cirillo, Board Member, MAWA; Mrs Julie Richards, Director, Independent Education & Training (IET); Perth Modernian Mathematicians (2023 Champions); Mr Mike Ellis, State Manager (WA), Campion Education.

Champions 2023

(1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively)

Winners: Perth Modern School (Perth Modernian Mathematicians)

2nd Place: Bob Hawke Senior High School (Number Gnomes)

3rd Place: Duncraig Senior High School (Dominos)