Thursday, 30 August 2018

Undefeated at the NSW Zone Open Basketball Gala Day

This week Inaburra sent the Senior Boys Team, coached by Mr Bailey and Senior Girls Team, coached by Mr Wadds, to the South Met Zone Basketball Gala Day and both teams returned undefeated!

This is a massive effort and we are excited to see what they come back with from the State Competition in a weeks time! The Senior Boys Team is going for a 3rd consecutive win at state! Good luck lads!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Champion Junior Angler!

At the end of April, Elly Offord in Year 10 competed in the 2018 Peter Goadby fishing tournament over 2 days out of Watsons Bay (Sydney Harbour).

Elly caught a 372lb (169.5kg!!!) blue marlin, which is an Australian and NSW angling record!

Congratulations Elly

HICES Debating Semi Final Victory!!!

Today our Senior HICES Debating team travelled to Broughton Anglican College to compete in a Semi-Final debate. Tetian, Katherine, Darcy and Mia worked effectively to develop a sophisticated and logical case against the notion ‘That social media companies should take a more active role in banning trolls’. Their counter arguments were insightful and practical; allowing them to win the debate and progress to the Grand Final in two weeks’ time. This is a remarkable achievement for these students and for our school. We are so proud of their achievements this year and wish them God’s richest blessings for a fantastic debate at the Grand Final.

- Ms Aliferis

HICES Debating Quarter Finals

Inaburra School had the pleasure of hosting two HICES Debating Quarter Finals last week. Our Senior team debated Arndell Anglican College and presented a victorious case on the topic, ‘That protests are the hallmarks of democracy’ while our Open division team debated Emanuel School and presented an excellent case on the topic ‘that innovation is not possible without government funding’. Both teams won their respective debates and progress to the State level Semi-Finals. This is an outstanding achievement and is attributed to the skills and commitment of our debaters. We wish them God’s richest blessings in their Semi-Final debates over the next two weeks.

- Ms Aliferis

Friday, 24 August 2018

South Met Secondary Zone U15’s Basketball Gala Day

Students from Inaburra competed in the South Met Secondary Zone U15’s Basketball Gala Day on Monday at Bankstown Basketball Stadium. Both the girls and boys teams did exceptionally well in making it to the Finals. The U15’s girls team won the Finals 32-0 against William Carey Christian School! The U15’s boys team also played William Carey Christian School and were unlucky to only lose by a few goals. The U15’s girls team will now progress to the CSSA Secondary State Basketball Gala Day on Thursday 6th September. Great job Inaburra!!

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Generations Music Showcase

A showcase featuring our Junior and Senior Concert Bands plus Junior and Chamber Strings in a performance to highlight the musical evolution of our students from the beginning of the year. Photo credit: Daniel Woo.

Netball NSW Schools Cup Metro Regional Finals.

Students in Years 9 and 10 played in the Netball NSW Schools Cup Metro Regional Finals held at Genea Netball Centre in Sydney Olympic Park. The girls came up against tough competition throughout the day and ended up coming 6th which is an excellent achievement. Well done girls!

CSSA Secondary State Football Gala Day

Students recently participated in the CSSA Secondary State Football Gala Day held at Jamison Park, Penrith. Inaburra’s Open Girls and Boys and Junior Girls Football Teams competed. All teams played exceptionally well against tough competition. The Open Girls Team made the finals against Sutherland Shire Christian School and were unlucky to lose 1-0. Congratulations Inaburra on a very successful day!

Year 10 Geography Excursion to the Olympic Park Wetlands

Wetlands used to be seen as wastelands of little value. In week 4, Year Ten Geography visited the wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park. They looked at how, over the years, the area has changed and how the wetlands are now being managed.  Students measured things like turbidity of water, soil moisture, wind speed, light intensity, soil ph to decide how healthy the wetlands are in their current state.
- Miss Southwell

Friday, 3 August 2018

Prefects for 2019 Announced

Welcome our new Student Leaders.

Every year, six boys and six girls serve as Prefects in the Inaburra School community. Following a process of leadership training, students in Year 11 2018 were invited to nominate for the role. Those students who took the risk of applying delivered a speech to the Year 10 and Year 11 students, who subsequently voted for their prospective leaders. School staff also voted, based on their knowledge of the students over time. The following students, in alphabetical order, have been announced as our new Inaburra School Prefects:

Julian Annison, Daniella Caruso, Jessica de Lacey, Elle Diakovasilis, Breanna Doncoski, Sophie Dynon, Anton Karindjias, Fred Khouri, Joshua Maclean, Lily Welsh, Aaron Wilson and Ashton Yee.

Inaburra hosting the World Scholars Cup

Inaburra School hosted our first ever round of the World Scholar's Cup at the end of last term with students participating from St Charbel's Maronite Catholic Church Sydney, Knox Grammar School, St George Christian School and The King's School. Participants competed over two days from 9-5pm in a variety of challenges including collaborative debating, performance, the Scholar's Bowl and trivia challenges. Our Inaburra World Scholar's Cup participants met these challenges with a great attitude and we are very proud of their perseverance and team work.

A number of these students will be going down to Melbourne in a few weeks for the World Scholar's Cup- Global Rounds to compete with students all across Australia. We wish these students all the best!

Here they are still looking chipper after the long haul, alpacas, medals and trophies in hand.

Year 11 Engineering students Site Visit

Year 11 Engineering students have been observing engineering in the field with visits to three different companies. The first was to Austral Alloys, where various grades of metal are melted down and poured into sand moulds as seen in the photos. The next was Harrington Industries and thirdly, Strategic Engineering, to observe mass production of metal components from sheet metal, and the automation side of engineering manufacturing.

- Mr Francesconi

Inaburra Intermediate Concert Band at the NSW School Band Festival

Inaburra's Intermediate Concert Band has just been presented with a GOLD AWARD at their inaugural performance at the NSW School Band Festival. They performed brilliantly! Well done to all the students in the Intermediate Concert Band, our passionate Music Director, Jennifer Geering and wonderful Band Director, Ray Avard.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Our Senior and Open Division Debating teams are through to the HICES Finals Series!

With the Preliminary Rounds complete in the HICES Debating Competition, Inaburra progress to the Finals Series. There are five rounds of finals and we have set a new record this year, with three teams progressing to this level. Today, Inaburra had the pleasure of hosting Georges River Grammar School to debate the topic ‘that online manners are just as important as table manners’. Our senior team, Darcy Faulkes, Mia Francesconi, Katherine Khoury and Tetian Madfouni, presented a cohesive and sophisticated case which enabled them to win the debate and progress to the Quarter Final. 

In addition to this, we congratulate our Open Division team, Sarah Stivaktas, Kristina Argiropoulos, Sarah Barras and Christopher Dedes, who have also successfully progressed to the Quarter Final. These debaters have debated critically, with evident passion, integrity and eloquence. 

Our involvement in the Sutherland Shire Competition also continues, with more debates to be held in the next few weeks. In addition to these debating events, our students are enjoying weekly training sessions including the much anticipated ‘hot seat debates’ where students from Years 7-12 gather and engage in topical and philosophical issues. All students are commended for their consistent commitment to excellence. Congratulations to all involved.

- Ms. Aliferis