Since early September, our FIRST LEGO League girls have devoted many weekends, school holidays, and robotics classes to working on the 2017 FLL HYDRO DYNAMICS Challenge. They have learned how to work as a team to design, build, and program LEGO Mindstorms robots to solve missions in the robot game. In addition, they have researched and developed innovative solutions for improving water use in our school, with the help of Mr Boley; Steve from Water Corporation; and Jo and Phil from Toodyay (experts in rain and greywater systems).

Throughout the challenge, the girls have been learning how to work together and compete in the spirit of the FLL Core Values of Gracious Professionalism™ and Coopertition™. With these in mind, we would like to especially thank Mr Hill, from St Brigid’s College Robotics, Mrs Debuf (Year 5), and Mrs Davila from Iona Presentation College for giving up their weekends and school holidays to support our girls’ project research and robot programming process.

Our teams are looking forward to competing, and sharing their research project solutions at the WA Regional FLL Tournament, on Sunday, November 12th at Curtin University Stadium (9-3PM). There will be robotics displays, food trucks, entertainment, and lots of LEGO! Spectators are welcome, especially Iona families with children in Years 4-6 who are interested in joining our 2018 robotics program. For tournament details, please email