The G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge is an exciting team-based national competition which takes place in Term 4. School teams are made up of students who exhibit advanced abilities across the curriculum. Over the course of a day teams rotate through four different Challenges. The focus is on teamwork over individual performance. Each student has an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in one of the Challenges. Strong emphasis is placed on creativity, lateral thinking and problem solving skills. 

Schools registering teams can access a comprehensive handbook with preparation activities including examples and answers. 

This year we are excited to be celebrating 20 years of the G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge and we are proud to announce the following sponsors!

Swinburne University of Technology Proud sponsors of the Melbourne heats and the National Finals.

Australian Catholic University Proud sponsors of the Canberra heats.

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  • Year 5 and 6 1st place - Glendal Sixes
  • Year 3 and 4 winners - Good Shepherd Whiz Kids
  • Year 3 and 4 3rd place - Ivanhoe GS Quad Squad
  • Year 5 and 6 3rd place - Waverley Whiz Kids
  • Year 5 and 6 2nd place - Syhdal South Scavengers
  • Year 3 and 4 2nd place - Ivanhoe GGS Awesome Foursome