Friday, 12 April 2019

Senior Cross Country Carnival

Last week was all about cross country running. Senior students ran a more challenging course down at Miranda Park and also got the chance to wear their favourite team jersey. The school BBQs got another run too, cooking up a sausage sizzle afterwards for hungry runners. See all the action from the day here.
Video Credit: Peak Creative

Embark Concert

Performing to almost a full house at Week 8's EMBARK showcase, five of Inaburra's music ensembles treated audiences to a mixed repertoire ranging from classical strings to big band jazz. Students have had just seven weeks to prepare and rehearse these new works, which made this showcase all the more impressive. Congratulations and thank you to all the staff, students and parents who support for the music program at Inaburra. Photo credit: Daniel Woo.

Fete Day 2019

How good was Fete Day? The school looked and felt amazing on Saturday. Thanks to our dedicated teachers for the very significant amount of effort and energy that went into the preparation of rooms and displays and being available to chat with parents, grandparents, prospective parents and visitors. Thanks to our student leaders who directed school tours and our performers who did an outstanding job keeping us entertained and showcasing the creative arts and media programs. Thanks to the many parent volunteers and stall coordinators who have worked so tirelessly to organise their respective fundraising ventures. The day was an outstanding success – and really because of the collaborative efforts of our students, parent volunteers and our teaching staff. Well done team.

See the wonderful video by Peak Creative here!

HICES Debating Round 2 at Thomas Hassall Anglican College

Inaburra's senior debating teams recently travelled to Thomas Hassall Anglican College for Round 2 of the HICES debating competition.

The senior teams debated on the topic:
'That Australian Parliament should have an Indigenous member elected separately by Indigenous nations.'

The open team debated on the topic:
'That there is no reason for Shakespeare to be taught in 2019.' (We were the affirmative).

The students did themselves and the school proud in the way they competed and behaved. They were a pleasure to accompany and remained calm and positive despite an afternoon of mixed success - four wins and four losses. Round 3 has just finished this week at Georges River Grammar, stay tuned for that update!

Yr 12 D&T Excursion to Shape Seminar and Exhibition

Year 12 Design & Technology and Industrial Technology Multimedia students took part in the ‘Shape’ seminar and exhibition viewing organised by NESA and hosted at the Powerhouse Museum. The seminar included viewing of a selection of exemplar HSC Major Projects from 2018 across the disciplines of Design & Technology and Industrial Technology, as well as an Industry Expo of relevant technologies, talks from HSC project markers and a keynote designer. The ‘Shape’ exhibition is open to the public at the Powerhouse Museum until 5 May.…/shape-2018-a-showcase-of-nsw-hsc-tec…/

Thursday, 11 April 2019

HICES Debating Round 3 at Georges River Grammar

On Monday evening, the Inaburra HICES Debating teams travelled to Georges River Grammar to compete in the third round of debates. The Junior (Years 5 & 6) and Middle (Years 7 & 8) division teams debated whether the international symbol for disability should be changed, and that overseas exchanges are more valuable for school students than city to country exchanges. All debaters spoke with passion and presented logical arguments. Three of our five teams won their debates, with the others graciously accepting a narrow loss. 

In the Senior division (Years 9 & 10), our debaters crafted impressive cases for the topic, ‘That if we restrict ourselves to words in the dictionary we are limiting today’s available forms of expression’,
with all three teams winning their respective debates. After only an hour of preparation, the Open division team (Years 11 & 12) presented a flawless case arguing against the notion ‘That Australians should not have an opinion on President Trump’. The team constructed a highly sophisticated and intelligent case which was grounded in human rights legislation and visions of Australia’s future. Most noticeably, all Inaburra students conducted themselves with respect and proudly represented our school at this prestigious event. We have one more round of Preliminary debates next term before the Finals Series begin and look forward to further success in these rounds.

- Ms Aliferis

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Emma's Success at the Australian Athletics Championships

Congratulations to Emma (Yr 9) who, last week, competed at the Australian Athletics Championships in Homebush. Emma had an extremely successful meet, finishing 4th in the 200m, 3rd in the 100m and won GOLD in the 4x100m relay for NSW. This is a huge effort and consolidates her place as one of this countries most gifted up and coming athletes. Well done Emma. We are so proud of you!!