Chess continues to be a popular activity in the library during recess and lunch, with students not only playing ‘traditional’ chess, but also transfer (teams) chess and variations of their own design. At the beginning of the year chess is incorporated into the year 7 mathematics program to help develop critical thinking and problem solving. Chess makes you practice using both halves of your brain and is one of the few activities that actually improve your IQ.
During the year we hold individual and team championships. We also compete at an Interschool level and have qualified for the State finals every year since 2007. Students and staff also battle it out each week to solve, and win the weekly chess puzzle.