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