Catholic Education South Australia

Oliphant Science Awards

Oliphant Science Awards

The Oliphant Science Awards are a wonderful opportunity for our St. Thomas students to develop their interests in science through a competition with a range of categories to suit a wide variety of abilities and interests. Categories include: Computer Applications, Games, Multimedia, Models and Inventions, Photography, Inquiry, Writing, Computer Programming and Robotics.

The Oliphant Science Awards stimulate students and enable them to;

  • Undertake and report on scientific investigations in real life settings.
  • Explore their interests, skills, talents and creativity.
  • Develop their science knowledge and understandings.
  • Show their work to a broader audience.
  • Motivate themselves to conceive and complete an independent project.
  • Involve themselves in scientific and technological discovery and the application of these processes and knowledge to themselves and their world.

St. Thomas has a  very proud history of entering the Oliphant Science Awards and has been very successful  in this competition. Prize Winners in 2015 included:

Amelie Nespolon: 2nd Place  - Models and Inventions ( Year 4 )

Oscar Wright- Game            (Year 5)

Jamie Owen- Model             (Year 5)

Macey Tyler - Photography  (Year 7)

Jamie O’Dea- Model            (Year 4)