The Australian National Chemistry Quiz

 

 

 

 

Introduction

This Quiz Competition is conducted annually in July by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, which is the professional body for chemists in Australia founded in 1917. Over the years, the competition has been conducted in a number of countries especially in the Asia-Pacific region. These countries include New Zealand,Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Philipines, Vietnam,Cambodia, Western Samoa, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Switzerland, England, India and Sri Lanka. The Competition is conducted at six levels corresponding to the Australian School Years of 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12. Years 7 - 10 comprise the Junior Level while Years 11- 12 comprise the Senior Level Corresponding Sri Lankan.Grades are 8 - 13. Multiple Choice question papers comprising 30 questions are set for each level for the one hour test that is conducted in a number of countries. Participating Certificates are given to every participating student. On account of the widely varying cultures and differences in course contents students are exposed to in the various countries,there is no inter-country competition. Student performances, which are assessed on optical mark readers in Australia, are compared within a given country and three types of certificates (Higher Distinction,Distinction and Credit) are awarded to about 40% of the candidates appearing from each country. Certificates ofExcellence are awarded to those students answering correctly all the 30 questions. Plaques are also awarded by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute to the very good performers. Questions set for the quiz competition are intended primarily as an educating tool. There is a wealth of general as well as Chemistry based information in every question paper.

 Fifteenth Award Ceremony of the Australian National Chemistry Quiz Competition

The Fifteenth Award Ceremony of the Australian Chemistry Quiz was held by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon on Thursday 15th March 2012 at Adamantane House, Rajagiriya with the participation of a large number of parents and award winners from different parts of the country. Welcome address was delivered by Prof. S.Sotheeswaran, President of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. Delivering the introductory speech,  Prof. J.N.O. Fernando Rector of the College of Chemical Sciences elaborated on the achievements made by the College of Chemical Sciences.He explained the benefits accrued by the A/L qualified students in joining the College of Chemical Sciences which provides a highly recognized Graduateship in Chemistry equivalent to a Chemistry Special Degree offered by the Universities. He further stated that the College at present produces over 40% of Chemistry Special Graduates produced annually in Sri Lanka.Prof H.D Gunawardene, Senior Professor, College of Chemical Sciences graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He made a very informative and interesting speech on application of chemistry in day to day life.


Senior Division (Sri Lanka Year 12):


Senior _Division__


 Junior Division (Sri Lanka Year 11)


Junior Division__


  RACI              awd

 A winner receiving the certificate and award from                  A winner receiving the certificate and award from

     Prof. HD Gunawardene, Chief Guest                         Mr. MP Vipulasena, Guest of Honour.


Mr. M.P.Vipulasena  Director of Education (Science) of the Ministry of Education who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour appreciated the efforts taken by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in conducting the Quiz programme for the 15th consecutive year bringing much benefits to the science students in the country. Vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. N.I.N.S  Nadarasa, Overall Coordinator of RACI & Registrar of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.He explained the procedure of conducting the Quiz Programme by the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (RACI) and the extensive role played by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in launching it annually in Sri Lanka. He thanked the Ministry of Education for its blessings and support extended to the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in conducting the Quiz programme.

 14,581 applicants (Year 11 and Year 12) from 150 schools participated at the quiz contest held in the year 2011.The number of valid scripts was 8,897. In the Senior Grade best performers were 5 students 5 schools who answered 28 questions (total number of questions in the set: 30) correctly. Second best performers were 12 students from 11 schools who answer 27 questions correctly. Fourteen (14) students from 17 schools became the third best performers by answering 26 questions.In the Junior Grade best performers were 5 students from 5 schools who answered 27 questions correctly.Eight (8) students from 6 schools became the second best performers by answering 26 questions. Third best performers were 25 students were 14 students from 10 schools who answered 25 questions.  Plaques and certificates were issued by the RLCI to best performers. Prizes and certificates were issued by the RACI/IChemC to other successful contesters.

 

 

 

The names of the award winners are as follows:

AWARD  WINNERS

 


SENIOR DIVISION 

BEST PERFORMERS


 

S01

   Nelushi Edirisooriya,           Ratnawali Balika  

  Vidyalaya,  Gampaha 

S04

Bandusha Rupasingha, St. Thomas’ College, Matale

S02

Wenuka Navod Gunarathna, Ananda College, Colombo

S05

Prasan Warnakula, Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa

S03

Sivasubramaniam Paviththiran, Vavuniya Tamil M M V

 

 










SECOND  BEST PERFORMERS

 

S06

Priyadarshani Bandara, Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya,

S12

Supun Manathunga, Ananda College, Colombo

S07

Janith   Dissanayake, Nalanda College, Colombo

S13

 V L Harith Munasinghe, Richmond College,. Galle

S08

Omega Ishendra Gamage, Ananda College, Colombo

S14

Anuja  Dilshani Thennakoon, M M V,  Bandarawela

S09

Chanaka Udaya Grismalage, St. Thomas’ College, Matale

S15

Nadeesha Uyangodahewage, Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya,   Matara

S10

Hasitha Liyanachchi,  Southlands College,  Galle

S16

Nethmini Wijesuriya, St. Joseph’s  B M V,  Nugegoda

S11

Aqeel  M M M,   D S Senanayake College, Colombo

S17

Madara Wimalarathna, Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy



 














THIRD  BEST PERFORMERS

 

S 18

Hasitha M Algewatta, Rahula College, Matara

S25

Champika Gunawardhana, Veyangoda Bandaranayake Central College, Veyangoda

S 19

Waruna Akalanka  Dambadiva Hewage, Sri Sumangala Boys College, Panadura

S26

Taeheon  Kang,  Colombo International School

S 20

Sahangi Dassanayake,   Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo

S27

Yasiru Malshan  Ranaweera, St. Aloysius College, Galle

S21 

 

Nissanka Sanduni De Silva, Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo

S28

Dinithi  Sahani, Maliyadeva Balika V.idyalaya,   Kurunegala

S22

 

Himahansi  Galkanda,  Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo

S29

Amila Samarasinghe, Anuradhapura Central College, Anuradhapura

S23

Thushani Gamaralalage, Devi Balika

Vidyalaya,  Colombo

S30

Prabhasha Miniru Warnakula Mendis, Sangamitta Girls College, Galle

S24

Kasun Ekneligoda, Maliyadeva Boys College,  Kurunegala

S31

Chiranga Wickramasinghe, Mahinda College,     Galle


 




JUNIOR DIVISION

BEST PERFORMERS





















 

J32

Shalin Sankalpa Abeywickrama, Bandaranayake College,   Gampaha

J35

Yathukulan Thayabaran,  Hindu College, Colombo 4

J33

Asad Ashraf, Colombo International School

J36

Dinindu  Withanage,  Kegalu Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle

J34

D Yasasvi B Dewasirinarayana, Sangamitta Girls College,   Galle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND   BEST PERFORMERS

 

 

 

J37

Chathuri  N  Dannangoda, Sangamitta Girls College, Galle

J41

Niroshan Sivaranjan, Royal College, Colombo

J38

Suluxshan  Prakash, Royal College, Colombo

J42

Mathumai Thevamanoharan, Girls’ High School, Kandy

J39

Harsha Prabhath Ranasinghe, D.S. Senanayake College,    Colombo                                                   

J43

Sharaka Yapa, Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala

J40

Asitha Rathnayake, Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala

J44

Sarangini Yoganandamoorthy, Methodist College, Colombo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD  BEST  PERFORMERS

 

 

J45

Peranantharajah Deneshan, Jaffna Hindu College, Jaffna

J52

Senali Wanniarachchi, Colombo International  School

J46

Pushpika Deshpriya, Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

J53

Akash  Gunasekara,  Nalanda College, Colombo

J47

Nipuna Tennakoon, Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

J54

Anusha  Perera, Govt. Science College, Matale

J48

Dinuka Dharmapala, Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala

J55

R G Punsara Sankajee, Sangamitta Girls College, Galle

J49

Chandula Kumarasinghe, Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala

J56

Shanki Amaya Wanniarachchi, Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo

J50

Danuka Lamahewage, Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala

J57

Chinthana Wimalasuriya, Richmond College, Galle

J51

Devshan Renganathan, Colombo International School

J58

Dohitha  Yapa, Ananda College, Colombo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notable Performers in 2009 & 2011

 

Junior Division in 2009

Senior Division in 2011

Prasan Warnakula

(Joseph Vaz College, Wennapuwa)

Best Performer’s Prize

Best Performer’s Prize

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Award ceremony of the Australian National Chemistry Quiz competition and All Island Interschool Chemistry Quiz competition was held in 15 th March at Adamantane House.  The chief Guest of this occasions was Prof.H.D Gunawardhan


 

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