For the third consecutive year St Patrick's reached the Australasian Pacific finals of the Tournament of Minds competition. This year they were runners up in the Applied Technology division and also received the "Spirit of the Tournament" award.
This achievement is even more remarkable considering the number of participants. The teams that converged on Canberra over three days were the best from their respective states, territories or nations.
There were 4,550 participants in 650 teams from New South Wales alone. After regional, state and, in the case of New Zealand, national championships, a representative team was chosen for each discipline to compete in the Australasian-Pacific finals which were held in Canberra this year to coincide with its centenary celebrations.
After dinner entertainment was provided by Cooma girl Vendulka Wichta who performed for the 1,000 strong crowd on her 16th birthday and was a member of Cooma's star team.