Congratulations to Sabine Barnett (Year 10) for her recent success in the National History Challenge.

This nation-wide competition is an exciting contest that encourages students to use research and inquiry-based learning to discover more about the past, with reference to a specific theme. 

This year’s theme – Contested Histories – encouraged Sabine to extensively research and write about the use of South Seas Islanders as indentured labourers in Australia.  

Sabine’s essay was recently judged at Victorian state level, winning the Democracy Matters category –  as well as being judged the overall winner in the Victorian State Year 10 category. 

The Challenge is highly esteemed and consistently draws a very high level of competition from students across Victoria, and so Sabine’s success is even more notable given the field of contest. 

Well done, Sabine!