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SSA National Schools Poster Competition (NSPC)

Primary & Secondary

ISLP
2018

Winners

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 Box Hill North Primary School
(Louise Olsen-Kettle)
Nora Edsall,
Selina Young,
Samara Young
Is the school environment stressful for chickens? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Kerrie Armstrong)
Chelsea Young,
Emma Barker,
Edie Isaacs,
Mika Lofts
Water Works [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Jewells Primary School
(Liane Barden)
Rebecca Hayes,
Jade Harvey,
Grace Doohan,
Miriam Reimann,
Zane Pedonese
Social Media Lies [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Jewells Primary School
(Liane Barden)
Laura Trout,
Levi Edwards,
Jesse Brown
Game Time [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
William Smidt,
Christopher Parnell
Hearing [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Matthew Cooper,
Pranav Pativada
Solar Installation [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Taneesha Griffths,
Annick Theron
Land Price [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Molly Bolitho,
Madison Lam
Pacific Islands and Sea level rise [thumbnail]

Honourable mentions

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 Box Hill North Primary School
(Louise Olsen-Kettle)
Archie McSheffrey,
Jayden Lo
Are there more ants on a hot day or a cold day? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Kerrie Armstrong)
Dexter Bradley,
Noah Gregory
When I Grow Up... [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Jewells Primary School
(Liane Barden)
Fiona Leighton,
Brenna Naylor,
Madison Velkovski,
Hannah Ramsay,
Evie-Shy Evans
So Stereotypical [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St John the Baptist Catholic School
(Fran Kane)
Lian Sequeira,
Polina Rudakova,
Emily Rologas,
Chelsea Barnes
What stops us from sleeping? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St John the Baptist Catholic School
(Fran Kane)
Will Richardson,
Taj Oehm,
Jack Blackman
Year 4 Sports [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St John the Baptist Catholic School
(Fran Kane)
Tilly Garner,
Ruby Wright,
Sienna Scahill
Kindergarten Prefers [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Kerrie Armstrong)
Nora,
Ede,
Ruby
Selective schools [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Hunter School of Performing Arts
(Corinne Vingerhoed)
Charlotte Costello,
Natasha Ninness
How many pieces of fruit do you eat a day? [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Patrick Reid,
Dakota Atherton
Temperature and Humitity [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Merewether High
(Catherine Chalmers)
Ella De Grau,
Amy Tan,
Vihan Roy
How have the causes of death in Australia changed from 2000 to 2017 [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Baldivis Secondary College
(Magdeline Lum)
Sophie Turner,
Rhiann Hargreaves,
Mia Ridley
Womens Collegiate Volleyball vs High School Volleyball Injury Rates [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Maxwell Etherington,
Lachlan Kelly
Sleep [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 St Mary Star of the Sea College
(Chris Berry)
Thura Sabbar,
Josia George
Stroop Effect vs Age [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Emma Wishart,
Victoria Garrard
Sea Surface Temperature [not available]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Harrison Shaw,
Stephen Fraser
Rainfall [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Ruan Janse van Rensburg,
Reilly Tulk
Cow's milk production [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Tino Chakawodza,Danai Chanikira Animated movies [thumbnail]

2017

Winners

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Ollie Druitt,
Ethan Leece,
Millie Sutcliffe
Does the material of a cup affect how quickly the water drops and rises in temperature inside the cup? [thumbnail]
Year 3/4 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Estelle Bloomfield,
Owen Cuthill,
Kate Pankhurst
Does temperature of a bouncy ball affect the bounciness of the ball? [thumbnail]
Year 3/4 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Latiah,
Lacey,
Sonny
What subjects do students in years 3 and 4 prefer at school? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Joel Barker,
Jessica Hall
Using eggs to see what drink would effect teeth rot. [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Kerrie Armstrong)
Liana Atkins,
Raquel Gorton,
Eliza White
Reading Right! [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Kerrie Armstrong)
Chelsea Young,
Blade Kearney,
Mika Lofts,
Sam Willson,
Ellen Murray,
Edie Isaacs
Waste Watchers [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Mentone Girls' Grammar School
(Maria Spaziani)
Helen Chan,
Lavanya Wickramasinghe
Do Brands Change How the Taste of Foods are Perceived [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Muswellbrook High School
(Jin-Kyung Jung)
Jadon Chetty,
Olivia Kloot,
Mason Hewitt,
Ben Jones
Think Fast [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Mansfield State High School
(Kylie Agnew)
Brianna Mears,
Kayla Mears,
Keaton Luck
Year 9 Weekly Computer Usage [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Maxwell Etherington,
Chloe Halpin
Technology and Recreational time [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Tino Chakawodza,
Hannah McGilvray
Smashability [not available]

Honourable mentions

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Zonash,
Jemima,
Freya
Do children concentrate better in the morning or afternoon? [thumbnail]
Year 3/4 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Tayla,
Hannah,
Callum
Does the temperature of a football, soccer ball and tennis ball affect how far it can be kicked? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St Pauls Primary
(Kim Simpson)
Yukiko Walker,
Maggie Chan
Does Age affect Curiosity of Primary students [not available]
Year 5/6 Marist College Canberra
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Aiden Fitzsimons,
Jesse Fitzsimons
Perfect Paper Plane [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Dubbo South Public School
(Lisa Lunn)
Ella Murray,
Millie Wright,
Georgia Cudmore
Sugar and concentration [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Tighes Hill Public School
(Jess Bowman)
Cooper Rutherford,
Kalani Grant,
Imogen Peady,
Asher Thomas
Video Game Ratings [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Loreto Kirribilli
(Nicole Sabbadin)
Lydia Colla,
Honor Veals,
Chloe Salvatico,
Greta Perrignon
How accurate are fitness products? [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Baldivis Secondary College
(Belinda Miller)
Thomas Ashley,
Jacob Hatton,
Owain Prescott
How Long Do People Have their Mobile Phones For [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Overnewton Anglican Community College
(Rachel Lam)
Samuel Romeo,
Rajveer Singh,
Mateja Stojanovski,
Connor Glavan
Will there be an increase or decrease in rubbish if we place bins in non-eating areas? [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 All Saints Catholic College
(Kylie Mackin)
Mikayla Jeans,
Jasmine Nguyen,
Ella Velekovic
How teenagers of NSW spend their money [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 All Saints Catholic College
(Kylie Mackin)
Mikaela Jenkins,
Kaitlyn Spiteri,
Madeleine Sperandio
Supermarket Discounts [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Jess VanderWalt Does Reading Habits affect Performance [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Sophie Caroll,
Lachlan Kelly
Snow depth and visitors [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Bella Yannopoulos,
Clare Drummond
Age Distribution of Cosmetic Procedures [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 NEGS
(Julie Faulkner)
Josie Orr,
Kate Earle,
Lucia Moffatt
National Energy Guarantee [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Harrison Shaw,
Jessica Wainwright
How old is old [thumbnail]

2016

Winners

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 St Joseph's Primary School Merewether
(Alison Smith)
Molly Boyle,
Angus McCluskey,
Alex Fox
Brazil vs Canada - Natural Disaster Occurrences 2009-2014 [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St John the Baptist Catholic School
(Fran Kane)
Erin Scahill,
Kathleen Farrell,
Louise Smith,
Emily Rologas,
Fred Rutherford
Which primary year uses the most devices at St. John the Baptist? [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Lakes Anglican Grammar School
(Jenny Charker)
Emily Riches,
Kaitlin Moore,
Brandon Lao
POKEMON GO! [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 All Saints Catholic Boys College
(Katrina Brubacher)
Justine Bui,
Reeze Gomez,
Ella Velickovic
How Has Transportation to School Changed Over the Years and How Have States Used It Differently [thumbnail]
Year 7/8 Mansfield State High School
(Kylie Agnew)
Maike Hager,
Shisa Longchari,
Jacinta Tseng
Hours of Sport Played by students in grade 8 to 11 each week [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Brindabella Christian School
(Dianna Fitzsimons)
Soohoon Lee,
Lachlan Shilling,
Daniel Qin
Growth Development of Plants [thumbnail]

Honourable mentions

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 3/4 St John the Baptist
(Margaret McCartney)
Charlotte Fortune,
Alex Kelly,
Alana Wickham,
Sophia Wills
Traditional Pastimes vs Technological Pastimes [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 St Joseph's Primary School Merewether
(Alison Smith)
Lachlan Collins,
Jack Breasley
OTTAWA vs SYDNEY: Who’s Temperature Is Rising Higher? [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Turner School
(Sam Hardwicke)
Sienna Bowman,
Emma Tuttle,
Guy Flynn,
Oscar Duncan-Simpson
Bike Paths in Canberra [thumbnail]
Year 5/6 Turner School
(Sam Hardwicke)
Scarlet Hilli,
Lukas Diaz,
Rohan Borg
How do People get to Work/School? [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
(Sylvia Hicks)
Ruby Harris,
Bonnie Wegener
super antimicrobials save the day [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Baldivis Secondary College
(Belinda Miller)
Bernise Roelofse,
Berdine Roelofse
Declining Rainfall [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 The Hutchins School
(Peter Crofts)
Ethan Hine,
Reuben Nettlefold,
Malcolm Ward
Lambert Park Ecosystems Investigation [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Parade College, Bundoora
(James Donald)
Daniel Blaker,
Jordan Di Palma,
Oliver Rhodes
Report on findings relating to the prediction of AFL game results [thumbnail]

2015

Winners

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 7/8 Mansfield State High School
(Kylie Agnew)
Hiruni Dharmasena,
Deana Benko
The Hours of Sleep Mystery - Year 7 [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Mentone Girls' Grammar School
(Elham Heidari Beni)
Natasha Fisher,
Michelle Fisher
Cost effective wind turbines [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 The Hutchins School
(Peter Crofts)
Jack Gartlan,
Samuel King,
Harrison Wink
Lambert Park Ecosystem Investigation [thumbnail]

Honourable mentions

Division School (Teacher) Students Project Title Click to Download
Year 7/8 All Saints Catholic Boys College
(Katrina Brubacher)
Ruby John,
Adrian Arena,
Brandon Alves,
Emily Hoang
Which Substance Best Preserves an Apple [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Lisarow High School
(Ben Surwald)
Charlotte Salter,
Alison Portelli,
Jasmine Johstone
Gluten Content of Flour [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Mentone Girls' Grammar School
(Elham Heidari Beni)
Sarah Avery,
Elizabeth Earney
Producing energy with the least expense [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 Lisarow High School
(Ben Surwald)
Samantha Coutts-Bain,
Olivia Young,
Rhiannon Mobbs-Keegan
The Longevity of Plums [thumbnail]
Year 9/10 The Hutchins School
(Peter Crofts)
Fergus Charles,
Kenneth King,
Sebastian Robinson,
Liam Usoalii
Lambert Park: Under the Surface [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 HSPA
(Cassandra Portelli)
Emogen Mahony,
Chelsea Rothery
Aldi versus Woolworths [thumbnail]
Year 11/12 HSPA
(Cassandra Portelli)
Kristen Bintley,
Charles Lowe,
Shannon Groves,
Jayden Castle
The Enthusiasm of students toward this poster project [thumbnail]
2014

2014 Summary

  • 85 students competed
  • 32 posters were submitted
  • Over 40 people attended the poster display and awards ceremony on 5th December, 2014, at the University of Newcastle
  • View photos from the 2014 awards ceremony

DIVISION: Year 9/10

  • Winning Teams and Schools

  • Lisarow High School
    "The Deterioration of Teeth in Liquids"

    Aim: To determine the effects of different liquids on teeth deterioration.
    Authors: Tyler Hayter, Taylor Cheetham, Chloe Hatcher and Brooke Khoury

    Maitland Grossmann High School
    "How to make 2 minute noodles in 3 minutes"

    Aim: To test whether adding salt to water increases the boiling point.
    Authors: Grace Forbes and Kayla Crow

  • Honourable Mentions

    Maitland Grossmann High School
    "Electric Bike Challenge"

    Aim: To test what position on an electric bike will create the least drag.
    Authors: Max Carter and Logan Dart

    Maitland Grossmann High School
    "Growth Rates of Foot Bacteria for Males and Females"

    Aim: To determine which gender produces the greatest amount of foot bacteria.
    Authors: Jade Bassett and Luke Green

    Maitland Grossmann High School
    "Does diet cola react the best with Mentos?"

    Aim: To conduct the popular Coca-Cola and Mentos geyser experiment and measure the results to observe which type of Coca-Cola (diet, classic or zero) reacted most effectively.
    Authors: Lara Murray, Amy Williams and Emma James

DIVISION: Year 11/12

  • Winning Team and School

    Kotara High School
    What are the representations of ethnicities in prime-time TV advertisements?"

    Aim: To assess how well-represented various ethnicities are on TV compared with population figures.
    Authors: Jacqueline Willing, Alena Payne and Ellen Frohlich

  • Honourable Mention

    Hunter School for the Performing Arts
    What can we de-juice?"

    Aim: To determine the effect of glucose on test performance.
    Authors: Tasman Fell, Isaac Ewald, Daisy Jarrett, Alex Riordan, Tahlia Quinn

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