Opti-Minds

Opti-Minds emphasises creative problem solving, divergent and innovative thinking, research, co-operative learning and leadership skills. Students compete against other schools across three disciplines: Language/ Literature, Science/ Engineering and Social Sciences.

  • Iona has achieved State Honours and been State Finalists in all three disciplines consistently since 2010. We have been National Champions in Science Engineering in 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2015, two Iona teams represented Western Australia and both teams received Australian Honours.
  • In 2016 Iona's Social Science team achieved State Honours and then won the National Champions. In 2017, the Social Science team reached the State Finals.