ADVICE FOR COORDINATORS

In selecting team members please consider:
  • gender balance
  • compatibility of team members
  • skill balance – members should have advanced skills in the challenge they are to lead
  • reading and comprehension skills of all members should be of a high standard.
  • enlist the support of a parent to organise team meetings and practices. Each team member should complete the practice activities for all 4 Challenges, not just the Challenge they lead.
On the day of the Challenge 
  • please emphasise to the children the importance of arriving on time
  • we recommend that team members be transported together, if possible
  • students should wear their school uniform
  • parents and teachers are welcome to attend the presentation session


Please download a copy of the Challenge Handbook and Preparation Activities and contact G.A.T.E.WAYS if you require further assistance.

Please note: 

* Some preparation activities include examples and answers. Teachers may wish to remove these before giving the activities to their students.

* Passwords to gain access to the Preparation Activities will be emailed upon registration in an 'Important Information' document

2018 Challenge Handbooks

YEARS 3 and 4 CHALLENGE HANDBOOK 2018

YEARS 3 and 4 CHALLENGE PREPARATION ACTIVITIES

YEARS 5 and 6 CHALLENGE HANDBOOK 2018

YEARS 5 and 6 CHALLENGE PREPARATION ACTIVITIES


ADVICE FOR TEAM MEMBERS

  • be aware that you are part of a team
  • decide on a team name - keep it short. Eg. Lysterfield Lights, Waverley Wizards
  • each member should lead one of the Challenges
  • carefully read the Handbook and try to complete the preparation activities
  • don't worry if you can't do it all - there will be practice sessions on the day
  • ask your teacher for a time to meet regularly
  • your team should be able to prepare without too much assistance from your teacher.
  • each team member should complete the practice activities for all 4 Challenges, not just the Challenge they lead
  • on the day, bring something to write with, a bottle of water, a snack and your lunch.