Invention Convention winners

This year the Primary School hosted the inaugural STEAM Fair, celebrating our Kindergarten to Year 6 students’ investigations of various aspects of Science and Technology.

All Primary students had the opportunity to enter the Inventions Conventions competition.

“Our ingenious students come up with inventions to help people with disabilities, endangered animals, people who are homeless and refugees, and to clean up our planet,” said IGS Primary Studies Coordinator and STEAM Innovator Michelle Sullivan.

“There were so many incredible inventions to help our world that the secret judges such a hard time selecting the winner for each category.”


Stage 1 winner: Caitlin Sawatari for “The Desalting Machine”: a machine that can clean water to stop people from poor countries having to drink dirty water

Honourable Mentions:
Neko Moran Peer for the “Flying Scooter”, to stop traffic and help people travel to distant destinations

Henry Wronaik for the “Magic Picker Mind Reader”, a special Tesla wheelchair that the rider controls with their mind to move objects blocking their way

Lucia Mitsis and Bella Frager for the “Sucker Machine”, a machine with tiny holes that is powered by the sun to filter pollution out of the ocean

Stage 2 winner: Luca Colangelo for the “Street Cleaner Bot”, which is solar powered and has attachments and scanners to not only clean our streets but also pick up rubbish, sort it and pull out the recyclables

Honourable Mentions:
Claudine Griffith for the “Surgical Healing Laser”, a solar powered, portable laser that can complete any kind of surgery

Alexandra Oppen, who devised a special desk for people that are ill or not very mobile, which moves by the push of a button so it can move up to their bed to bring them everything they need

Stage 3 winner: Mia Stamoulis and Marcella Armstrong, for their remote-controlled “Fake Killer Whale”, in which people play a game to control it swimming around the ocean picking up rubbish

Honourable mentions:
Molly Quigley, who designed shoes with sensors in them that could help blind people navigate their environment without support 

Nyree Davison and Tiggy Marchbank for “The Automatic Ambulance Caller”, a stylish necklace that monitors your vital signs and calls an ambulance when needed

“Next year, we hope to continue to build on this event with more activities and opportunities to display the amazing work our students have completed,” Ms Sullivan said.

The School would like to thank the generosity of the PTF for donating such great prizes!