Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Students qualify for world History Olympiad

ACG Parnell College: Students qualify for world History Olympiad

ACG Parnell College’s Daniel Xian has taken out the Auckland round of the International Junior Varsity History Bee and Bowl, qualifying for a place at the 3rd International History Olympiad in July 2020, location yet to be determined.

As the only Year 7 student competing in the competition, Daniel made an astonishing debut competing against students in Year 12 and 13 with confidence and ease said teacher Laura Fuke.

“He not only won the individual Junior History Bee, but also qualified for the World Championships Geography Bee,” she added.

The International History Bee and Bowl (IHBB) are history-themed quiz tournaments for students aged 11-18. Questions reference history of the arts, sciences, religion, philosophy, language, historical geography, sports and entertainment, and from all eras in the past – from ancient Egypt until the present day.

Daniel’s accomplishment topped off a hugely successful tournament for the two ACG Parnell College teams, which comprised students from Years 7-13 with a passion for History and Classical studies.

Team A, made up of Bu Fan Zhao; Thomas Julyan; Chantelle Haywood; Brian Nguyen and Jamie Norris, won four out of five preliminary matches to nab a place in the semi-finals, narrowly missing out on top spot, however the team successfully answered all eight lightning round questions three times in a row on topics ranging from the Aztecs to Joseph Stalin and the Space Race.

The performance qualified them for next year’s world championships, alongside Daniel.

Miss Fuke said she was incredibly proud of the students’ achievements.

“They demonstrated an extensive knowledge of world history, excellent teamwork and good humour throughout the day.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


DOC Alert: Penguins Ignore Police, Return To Sushi Shop

Department of Conservation rangers are on high alert for 'penguin call-outs' after they've been spotted waddling around Wellington. Yesterday the little blue penguins had to be removed from under a sushi store near the Wellington railway station, not once - but twice. More>>

Baldwin St's Steep Decline: Welsh Town Beats Dunedin For Steepest Street

Harlech, a sleepy town set in the hills of North Wales, boasts a beautiful seaside, a 13th century castle and stunning panoramic views. But the town can now add something else to the list - Harlech is officially the home of the world’s steepest street. More>>


Sport: England Wins Cricket World Cup After Super Over

New Zealand have cruelly lost the Cricket World Cup final after a Super Over - a decider more usually associated with the shorter Twenty20 format of the game. More>>


'High-Level Talks': Lord Of The Rings TV Series To Film In NZ

Amazon needed reassurance after the Christchurch terrorist attacks that New Zealand was still a safe place to film the world's most expensive television series. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland