CHS students participate in Science competition


On Tuesday  18 June, five Year 11 Chemistry students from CHS travelled to Quirindi High School to take part in a state wide science competition, the NSW Schools Titration Competition.

This is the first time students from CHS have participated in the competition. The annual competition saw our two teams take out 3rd and 6th places, which is a highly commendable effort given that the competition from other schools was fierce. In particular, one of our students, Daniel Dicks, achieved the best individual score. His calculations showed a concentration of 0.0987 whereas the official concentration was 0.0984, a very accurate attempt.

The competition sees teams of three completing chemical experiments and calculations within 90 minutes, with the aim of ascertaining the unknown concentration of a particular chemical.

The head teacher of Science from Quirindi High School, Mr Peter Roberts, said afterwards “All teams performed at a high standard today, which shows their resilience and their ability to be challenged.”

Also present on the day was a reporter and film crew from NBN news.

Hugh Deasey