Debating up to week ending May 21st
Last week the Advanced debating teams both lost. They struggled to get to grips with the moot which was: That celebrities should not front humanitarian causes.
The Premier Junior teams had a win and a loss. SHC#2 remain unbeaten but the news was not as good for SHC#1. Their moot was whether New Zealand should only imprison violent offenders.
In the following week the Junior teams had one actual win defeating Pakuranga College. SHC#1 and SHC3# did win, but by default. Only SHC#3 was beaten, this time by St Kents. It was an advised topic moot: that all place names in Aotearoa be only referred to by their Maori names.
The Seniors came through with victories to SHC#1 and SHC#2 against St Kents and Sancta Maria; SHC#3 lost. Again it was an advised topic moot, this time: this House would encourage their children to be competitive.