Faculty of Business and LawFaculty of Business and Law

Year 11 Business Plan Challenge

2017 has been a huge Success and we would  sincerely like to thank all the participating schools, teachers and students for their continued support. It’s wonderful to see repeat schools year after year and thank you to all those teachers and students who have sent in such positive feedback.

Also a big welcome to all the newcomers. We hope your students have enjoyed the challenge and we look forward to receiving your entries in the years to follow.

We received an impressive 332 plans with 438 participating students from all over the state.

Again this year the quality of submissions was outstanding and we continue to be impressed by the application of sound business knowledge by the students and the innovative ideas put forward.

iPad Winners

The following four students are the lucky recipients of the iPad draw.  Thanks for entering guys, thanks for being a part of the challenge and congratulations on your WIN.

Stephanie Luo – Lake Illawarra High School

Joshua Romero – Loyola Senior High School Mt Druitt

Kate Partridge – St Francis Xavier Hamilton

Emilie Bright – Hunter Valley Grammar School

Pictured - Kate Partridge

Pictured - Stephanie Luo


Congratulations to the following four schools/students chosen as the 2017 Finalists

Girraween Hs Girraween









St Columbia Port Macquarie



Hunter Valley Grammar



Hornsby Girls high



These four finalist teams will now present their ideas and plans to a panel of judges at The University of Newcastle City Precinct on Friday 17th November.  There they will do battle for the 1st prize of $2000 cash and a $2000 scholarship (for each of the winning team’s members) with runners-up each receiving $1,000 per team.  In addition all grand finalist schools will receive $500 cash

If you would like to attend this exciting event, Please rsvp to Catherine.seamer@newcastle.edu.au no later than Friday 3rd November.