Thursday, 27 October 2016

Students who have excelled in Academic Competitions

Throughout this year many students in the Senior School have taken part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) across a number of areas. These competitions quite often test the capacity to apply understanding and skills to different and more challenging problems than traditional tests. Frequently schools only enter their top students into these assessments, so the following students who have achieved Distinctions or higher should be very pleased with these outstanding achievements.

Digital Technologies - Distinction
Caspersonn, Emily
Dedes, Christopher
Faulkes, Darcey
Foster, Andrew
Greene, Ashlee

Science - High Distinction
Caspersonn, Emily

Science – Distinction
Ahyong, Jessica
Drury, Alexandra
Faulkes, Darcy
Greene, Isaac
Hollis, Jack
Madfouni, Tetian
Nealon, Zachary
Richards, Kate
Viney, Liam
Walls, Lachlan
Winfred, Matthew
Yee, Bethany

English - Distinction
Faulkes, Darcy
Harvey, Asha
Harvey, Madeline
Jones, Abigail
Madfouni, Tetian
Maze, Ben
McComb, Rachel
McInerney, Aidin
Nealon, Zachary
Pullman, Arlo
Reardon, James
Richards, Kate
Shade, Ben
Winfred, Matthew
Yee, Bethany

Mathematics - High Distinction
Walls, Lachlan
Madfouni, Tetian
Winfred, Matthew

Mathematics – Distinction
Ahyong, Jessica
Bradley, Nanci
Elliott, Oliver
Faulkes, Darcy
Greene, Isaac
Grimison, Ben
Harvey, Asha
Hills, Cameron
Kay, Lachlan
Kolimackovski, Sascha
Krivograd-Torode, Marion
Levings, Connor
Locke, James
Manning, James
Maze, Ben
McNally, Caelum
Nealon, Zachary
Samios, Alexander
Shade, Ben
Sherring, Archie
Simpson, Matthew
Todorcevski, Daniel
Treffner, Amelia

Yee, Bethany

Snake Tails Incursion for Year 7 Science


In the first week of this term, Year 7 attended the 'Snake Tails' reptile show. Our presenter, Bob, provided a wealth of information about the classification and habits of all reptiles. He had a range of Australian snakes on display so students were able to observe their similarities and differences. Year 7 students also had an opportunity to get closer to some lizards and turtles and to touch George, the olive python. This presentation really engaged and enhanced learning in the current topic being studied in Science lessons.





Debating Team Win Sutherland Shire Debating Competition


On Tuesday 18 October 2016, Inaburra’s Senior Debating Team met at the Sutherland Shire Council Chambers to compete in the Grand Final of the Sutherland Shire Debating Competition. The team was given one hour to prepare the affirmative case for the topic, ‘Australia is a tolerant society’. All speakers presented themselves with confidence, integrity and critiqued pivotal issues pertaining to the status of our society, our emerging identity and the notion of ‘tolerance’. Inaburra were victorious and established and defended a central argument and relevant contextual examples that stood strong by the end of the debate. Congratulations to Lachlan Kay, Sarah Stivaktas, Laurence Neuhaus and Elizabeth Bourikov on their successes throughout the debating season and as Grand Final Winners.