DATES FOR 2021 COMPETITIONS

South Heat : Monday 2nd August, 2021 (Wk 3 Term 3)

North Heat : Wednesday, 4th August, 2021 (Wk 3 Term 3)

Grand Final : Wednesday, 11th August, 2021 (Wk 4 Term 3)

Registrations for 2021 open in February 2021!

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, but 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.

Previous Winners
Prior to the current champions, previous winners included Carey Baptist College (the first five years of the event), St Stephen’s School Carramar (three victories), Mercy College (two victories), Melville Senior High School (one victory) and most recently Aranmore Catholic College (one victory).

Ziggies Educational Supplies
Since 2018, Ziggies Educational Supplies (our major Australian distributor) have been the major sponsor of this event.  We value their contribution by way of prizes and look forward to a continued relationship with this local Western Australian business.

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 2020
The 13th year of the Frank Drysdale Secondary Interschool Numero® Challenge was competed by 11 schools, which were (in alphabetical order) Aranmore Catholic College, Belridge Secondary College, Carey Baptist College, Duncraig Senior High School, Ellenbrook Secondary College, Harrisdale Senior High School, Mercy College, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, St Stephen’s School Carramar, St Stephen’s School Duncraig and Woodvale Secondary College.

Champions 2020

(1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively)

Winners: Carey Baptist College

2nd Place: Duncraig Senior High School

3rd Place: Duncraig Senior High School

Winners: Carey Baptist College

Carey Baptist College had waited 8 years to get their hands back on this trophy, but finally made it happen!  This was extra special, as their school had been the runners up for the last two years! With their primary school now promoting Numero strongly in their classes, this could mean danger for future secondary competitions as the experience continues to flow through.

This year’s heats were held at Carey Baptist College and St Stephen’s School Carramar, with the Grand Final again decided at Duncraig Senior High School.

Second and third places went to the two Duncraig Senior High School teams, becoming their best result in the secondary event to date, having risen to third last year.  With that finish becoming second this year – will 2021 finally be their year to get Duncraig’s name on the trophy?

It’s very pleasing to see the rotation of winners in the last few years. This shows that Numero is spreading and that all schools competing definitely have a shot at winning. There doesn’t appear to be any one school that is holding supreme.  So, congratulations all round!

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