24 March 2017 | 2016_News

Congratulations to our St. Aloysius College 2017 Debating Team who got off to a good start in the inter-school debating competition.

Our Year 12 girls; Karina Ulloa, Lucia Darcy, and Libby Phillips won their debate arguing for the negative team on the topic ‘That Australia should end its alliance with the US’. Special mention for Libby who won the adjudicator’s best speaker award.

Our Year 11 girls; Alanna Doolan, Tahlia Pizzicara, and Katherine Kounas unfortunately were not successful in arguing for the negative team on the difficult topic ‘That parents should not be allowed to refuse medical treatment for their children.’ However, the girls were gracious in defeat and represented our College with pride.

This year we have two Year 10 teams; Desi Karanikos, Sonya Huynh, and Breana Galea are working beautifully together, and Ajak Diing, Vivian Huynh, and Amber Sindoni have formed a second dynamic team. Both teams won their debates arguing for the negative team on the topic ‘That the value of a citizen’s vote should diminish with age.’

Our dedicated Year 9 team; Claire Achari, Carla-Jessica, and Georgia-Mae demonstrated great commitment to each other and to the St. Aloysius Debating Team by still participating in the night even though their opponents forfeited in the afternoon . It’s a win by default, but the girls still presented their speeches to staff and families. Their task was to argue the negative on the topic ‘That Australia should adopt a new national flag.’

A special mention must go to Heaven Mulugeta (yr 10) , Fireweyni Tesfay (Yr 10), and Natasha Biggins (Yr 12), who are also part of our team as researchers, advisers, and emergency stand-ins. Thank you girls; your input and commitment has been invaluable.


Anne Stamboulis

Debating Co-ordinator