Only teachers can nominate students for The Challenge. Most schools already have an account on the G.A.T.E.WAYS system, please contact our office on (03) 9894 2116 or email jenny@gateways.edu.au if you need help with your account.

The Challenge will take place at 9 venues in Term 4.

Nominating Teams

Please note:

  • There will be up to 20 teams competing at each venue.
  • There are four members in each team.
  • In Melbourne, one day will be the Year 3 and 4 Challenge; the other day will be the Year 5 and 6 Challenge.
  • In other states, the Challenge will run on one day for all levels
  • In Melbourne, schools may enter up to 4 teams each day at one venue only.
  • In other states, schools can enter 4 teams at both year levels (Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6)
  1. Email parents of selected children a copy of the Challenges brochure or a link to the relevant pdf on our website, as well as an an Expression of Interest for the appropriate Year level.
  2. Once parents have confirmed an interest in their children being nominated as part of a school team of four, go to the G.A.T.E.WAYS website, login to your account, and enter a team name followed by the names of the 4 team members.
  3. You will need to repeat this step for each of the teams you wish to nominate.
  4. Following the children’s nominations going onto our system, parents will automatically be notified by email. To progress from a teacher nomination to confirmed places in the program, parents will be prompted to complete the enrolment by doing an online payment. They will receive a receipt with more information about address details, parking, times and what to bring on the day.
  5. It will be important for coordinators to check that all team members have made payment, and if not, replace that team member with another, to ensure all teams are complete.
  6. Teachers will be able to track the status of their students' enrolments online.