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impossible to name them all, those definitely deserving of a mention include the following boys that broke various school records in sport: Hugo Whelan (Under 13s athletics 1500m); Leon Rebecchi (Under 9s swimming 50m breaststroke) and Lucas Anderson, Captain of the Junior School Swimming Team (Under 12s 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke). A large number of boys represented the College at the IPSHA combined athletics swimming and Cross Country carnivals with Liam Gorman (cross country and athletics), Kieran Gorman; and Gus Whelan (Cross Country); Lucas Anderson (swimming); James Dunlop (AFL) and Noah Chia (football) gaining a place in the Combined Independent Schools Team. Lucas Anderson Nick Sunderland (SAC 2006) with Junior School debaters. went on to not only represent his State at the National Championships but also was awarded the honour of A’s getting through to the Semi-Finals and the Prep B’s going captaining the State team at these championships. Luca all the way to win the Championship. Marchione and Tallon Zahra were members of the highly Throughout the remainder of the year, we participated successful Project 22 talented young Australian team on in the more informal IPSHAA competition. IPSHAA was a their tour of Spain and France. second chance for students who were not selected for the The very high standard of some of our musicians was ISDA team to debate. Each week a Year 6 class would highlighted by the appearance of Alex Tsang, Francis be chosen to submit four students to debate. Every debate Bolster, James Armstrong, Patrick Chambers, Nick Crott, was interesting and there were a plethora of wins. Teachers Ryan Lee, Leo Pucci, Ricky Zhang and Charlie Blomfield and students almost went mad with stress, but it was good as finalists in the prestigious Father Christopher Wilcock competition and fun all round. Everyone also enjoyed SJ Instrumental and Vocal Competition. As finalists mixing meeting people from other schools and backgrounds, it up with ‘big boys’ from the Senior School. I specially making inter-school bonds. congratulate Francis Bolster, James Armstrong and Patrick Finally we strengthened our skills through the Social Chambers on winning a first place in their respective Debating Competition. This year the teams were humorously categories. named after the six Japanese elements: Water, Fire, Earth Mr Martin Lobo Wind, Metal and Lightning. Everyone enjoyed it and the Head of Junior School topics were fun to debate. The Year 4’s 5’s and 6’s all had a fun time and learnt skills which will come in use on the Junior School Debating Report playground and at the dinner table. 2011 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the coaches: ODespite my young age, I have already used the the parents, who drove us to places so far away, it seemedMark Orosa-Uy (SAC 2006), Nick Sunderland (SAC2006) and Jason Rushton (SAC 2005), who have helpedtremendously in all aspects of debating. I also wish to thankne of the best memories of the Junior School I willhave will be Debating throughout Years 5 and 6. skills and traits I learned from being involved in the College like a trip to the moon! And last but most certainly not least, Debating Programme. This year, with a new coach, new we would all like to praise and thank Mr. Joe El-Khoury, who team and new captains we all set off to win again in the inter-schools Independent Schools Debating Association (ISDA) competition. For other Debaters who were in Year 6, the IPSHAA competition provided an outlet for their skills and for meeting debaters from other schools. Finally, the College offered the Internal Social Debating Competition for every Aloysian in Years 4 – 6, providing new skills and plenty of fun. For all involved, skill, courage and knowledge were obtained. The year began with the ISDA Competition. With two teams of hopeful debaters, featuring a combination of Year 5 and 6 boys facing seven rounds and three knockout rounds before the grand final. The topics were hard, but they were all fun. Some of my favourites were That the book is better than the movie and That eBooks are better than paper books. St Aloysius did very well with the Prep Mark Orosa Uy (SAC 2006) with Junior School debaters. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 31


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