DATES FOR 2022 COMPETITIONS

South Heat : Monday 1st August, 2022 (Wk 3 Term 3)

North Heat : Tuesday, 2nd August, 2022 (Wk 3 Term 3)

Central Heat : Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 (Wk 3 Term 3)

Grand Final : Wednesday, 10th August, 2022 (Wk 4 Term 3)

Registrations for 2022 will open 1st January 2022.

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 7, term 2 (Friday 10th June 2022).

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.

Registration Fee: From 2022 onwards there will be a nominal registration fee of $50 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 payable prior to competing.  This fee is non-refundable.

Confirmation: On receipt of your registration, you will receive a short “acknowledgement of registration” email within 48 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 8, 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.

Previous Winners
Prior to the current champions, previous winners included Carey Baptist College (back-to-back, seven victories in total), St Stephen’s School Carramar (three victories), Mercy College (two victories), Melville Senior High School (one victory) and more recently Aranmore Catholic College (one victory).

Ziggies Educational Supplies / Campion Education
From 2018-2021, Ziggies Educational Supplies has been the major sponsor of this event.  We have valued their contribution by way of prizes and look forward to this relationship continuing with the new owners, Campion Education. Campion is another proudly 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 without charge. EFE are a small family business that has been an amazing supporter of Numero®, and we truly appreciate our continuing association.

Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge 2021
The 14th year of the Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge was competed by 20 schools, the most ever in this event. This year saw the program grow to three heats in order to cater for the increased numbers, which were (in alphabetical order) Aranmore Catholic College, Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Belridge Secondary 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, Melville Senior High School, Mercy College, Ocean Reef Senior High School, Perth Modern School, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, St Stephen’s School Carramar, St Stephen’s School Duncraig, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, Ursula Frayne Catholic College and Woodvale Secondary College.

Champions 2021

(1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively)

Winners: Carey Baptist College

2nd Place: Duncraig Senior High School

3rd Place: Bunbury Senior High School

Winners: Carey Baptist College

Entering this year as reigning champions, Carey Baptist College succeeded in going back-to-back!  The Carey Conquerors had a day out and were clearly the top team in 2021. This school has definitely got Numero running through their veins now, as the school continues to build Numero from their primary school up.

This year’s heats were held at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls,  St Stephen’s School Carramar and St Stephen’s School Duncraig, with the Grand Final decided at Perth Modern School.

Second place again went to Duncraig Senior High School, with Bunbury Senior High School excelling in their first foray into secondary competitions, coming third.

2021 was an amazing year for the secondary challenge, our biggest numbers ever, and some incredibly high scores in both the heats and the grand final.  Congratulations to all the participating schools and of course those who successfully made the final, and achieved top 3 placings!

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