Schools Challenge

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions

Who can earn points?

Any Tamworth Regional teacher, or student can earn points for their school.

Who reports our activities for points?

Everyone is responsible for reporting their own points. If you worked together with someone, choose one person to submit the activity. You may need an adult or a teacher to help you upload your chart once complete.

Can I submit multiple activities on one form?

Yes, but remember if you have completed an activity more than once, such as a re-occuring activity or with different people, make sure you list them separately.

Can we submit photos?

Yes, we’d love to you completing your activities as well as the end result. Download a release form here so that we can use these photos on this website and our social media.

How many points will I earn for an activity I created on my own?

We will use the information you provide through your rewards chart to award points. The listed activities on the Ways to Earn Points page can be used as a guide for point estimation. Overall, we take into consideration the level of student involvement, time spent, and the cost of the activity. If you would like further clarification on point values for Create your Own activities, contact us at sonny@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

What goal does an excursion, incursion, or special school initiative align with?

If it is not directly stated what goal the activity aligns with, use your best judgment when filling out the Rewards Chart. If multiple goals are being met, choose the closest one or choose Sustainability Learning for a broader approach.

Do I get extra points for doing the activity more than once?

Yes! You can get more points by doing the same activity with different groups of students or multiple times throughout the Challenge.

Can I report an activity I did earlier in the year?

You can report an activity from earlier in the year if you have photos of the activity or other proof that the activity was completed. If you have questions, email us at sonny@tamworth.nsw.gov.au

I have submitted my activity, but why haven’t my points shown up yet?

We update the leaderboard regularly so, check back later.

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