World Scholar's Cup Begins At Hillcrest

We are very excited to be partnering with the internationally-renowned World Scholar’s Cup, by hosting the tournament’s first ever Gold Coast event this week. We are especially honoured to have the Cup's Founder, Daniel Berdichevsky, make a special trip from USA as our Opening Ceremony's guest speaker and coordinator of our inaugural Gold Coast regional round.

This regional round of the World Scholar's Cup is the largest first-time round in the event's Australian history, with almost 240 Years 5-10 students competing from across the Gold Coast. The Opening Ceremony took place this morning, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the Hillcrest Theatre, and the Cup will continue until late tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Our innovative campus offers the perfect setting for these talented young minds, who represent some of the best and brightest students from around the region. Over the two days of competition, both Junior and Senior divisions will work in groups of three to compete against other teams, in a series of challenging rounds including general knowledge, collaborative writing, and debating.

The aim of the World Scholar's Cup is to provide an enrichment opportunity that motivates students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths, but to discover new ones.
Daniel Berdichevsky

The Cup was created in 2007 and intended to celebrate of the joy of learning, with an intellectual competition which the Founders hoped would be as rewarding for the team that came last, as the team that came first. The World Scholar's Cup has continued to grow in popularity, and last year it involved over 30,000 students from 82 different countries, across the regional and global rounds.

Finalists from the Regional World Scholar’s Cup will qualify for the Global Round in Sydney in August, and potentially progress to the very exciting Tournament of Champions final round, at Yale University in the USA.

We wish all of the 2019 competitors the very best of luck during the World Scholar's Cup at Hillcrest, but most importantly we hope that each participant is able to discover new strengths which they can apply in other areas of their learning and life.