Last Tuesday, Inaburra School had the honour of hosting the opening round of the HICES (Heads of Independent Co-Educational Schools) Debating Competition for 2018. With eight schools and over 100 people in attendance, the event proved a brilliant showcase of debating prowess and provided an opportunity for schools in the South West Sydney region to unite and celebrate the many talents of our wonderful students.
All five Inaburra teams won their respective debates, constructing complex models and arguing topics including the Middle Division topic, ‘That high street retailers should be protected from online shopping’, the Senior Division’s topic, ‘That Facebook has irrevocably altered the nature of friendship’ and in the Open Division, ‘That hashtags trivialise worthwhile causes’.
Our students were exemplary in their code of conduct, warmly welcoming our guests and speaking with confidence, insight and skill. Thank you to all who were involved in making the event a success. We look forward to our next debate in week seven.
- Ms Aliferis