Interhouse debating has been run over the last two weeks at Loreto Kirribilli. The debates have been great fun and very well supported.
Debating leaders Arielle Erdstein and Eloise Doherty coordinated the debates extremely well and devised topics that provided for lively debates. The Year 9 topic That Donald Trump should have been disqualified from the US election was perfectly timed for the Wednesday of the election.
Thanks must go to the teachers who volunteered to adjudicate the debates.
In the end Heaton and Milson have emerged winners and will debate the topic That Harry Potter is more realistic than reality TV during the inter-hous final at assembly on Wednesday, 23 November.
Another highlight of the debating calendar was the Teacher/Student Debate that was held on Friday, 11 November. The topic was That The Bachelor represents feminist ideology. The student team of Honor Madden, Sophie De Angelis, Mia Toda, Caitlin Goodman and Georgia Hurford prepared a thorough case for the affirmative but were defeated by the teacher team of Ms Cooper, Mr Grieve and Mr Tidyman who convinced the adjudicators that the feminist cause is not supported by TV shows such as The Bachelor. All of the debaters are to be thanked for their time and effort and for providing the school with such an entertaining and provocative debate.
Amanda Johnston (Mrs)
Debating and Public Speaking Convenor
Last week an audience of around 200 parents, siblings and friends gathered in the Hall to enjoy a showcase of extra-curricular dance from K–12. More than 150 students across both the Junior and Senior Schools have gracefully and enthusiastically participated in our first full year of extra-curricular dance at Loreto Kirribilli. The Senior School girls showed why they have achieved highly at a number of eisteddfods and competitions over the past few months, and the Junior School girls’ burgeoning skills in and enjoyment of hip hop, lyrical, jazz and ballet were also in evidence. A huge vote of thanks goes to our talented dance teachers and choreographers, Miss Mandi Whittaker and Miss Rhiannon Villareal.
Miriam Berlage (Mrs)