Westmount School has taken out first place in a global online learning series, beating over 1,600 schools around the world in the process.
Westmount students have come out on top as the highest ranked school in the annual Education Perfect World Series for 2017.
The series saw more than 500,000 students from over 1600 schools competing across five events covering Social Sciences, Languages, Maths, English and Science. Students answered questions aligned to the NZ Curriculum, earning points for questions they answered correctly. Over the course of the events, Westmount students answered 1,405,518 questions and spent 4581 hours learning and revising, with students achieving 685 individual awards.
Westmount Regional Principal Jon Bowen says that to be first in the world is recognition for students' high level of motivation and self-direction. "Through Education Perfect, our students have engaged in areas of learning that are already traditional components within our school curriculum. It has enhanced a voyage of learning discovery – particularly in the area of Languages – and enabled positive progress for learners in Year 7-13 in all levels of the Curriculum.
"We highly recommend exploring Education Perfect for all learners at Westmount, and for their families. It’s a well-resourced part of our learning toolkit.”
Considered to be the world’s largest online learning event, the Education Perfect World Series is strategically designed to motivate, engage, and inspire students towards academic success. CEO of Education Perfect, Craig Smith, says: “We’re passionate about the role Education Perfect can play in students’ learning, and are incredibly proud of everyone that participated this year. When students discover a love of learning and we can give them more confidence, everyone wins.”
With over 262 million questions answered across the five events, the success of Westmount School is nothing short of impressive - this surpasses the 2016 World Series record by more than 27 million questions.
In the photo:
Regional Principal Jon Bowen, Education Perfect representative Trudi Wigg, and top-scoring Westmount student Ryder Whiteman.