2019 Term 2 Week 5

2019 Term 2 Week 5

Senior School News

Power to End Violence Against Women

1 in 5 Australian women have experienced sexual assault and violence and the most at risk are women aged 15–24. This is just one of the many disturbing statistics that the leaders who attended the Power to End Violence Against Women leadership day at Alberton Oval on Wednesday, 22 May. The day started early, with six Year 11 boys travelling to Port Adelaide Football Club to join other Year 10 and 11 boys from schools across Adelaide. Throughout the day, we participated in a number of sessions focussing on the role and importance of active bystanders in preventing violence against women in our society. We spent time discussing key issues and collaborating with each other and students from other schools. We also took part in a couple of football training sessions with power players Travis Boak and Hamish Hartlett.

Above: Students with Tom Jonas.

Above: Students with Travis Boak.

Above: Students enjoy a training session.

Through taking part in the day, we learnt about respect, trust, gender equality, healthy relationships and the dangers of abusive behaviour. The program is focused on becoming an active bystander and is designed to develop our knowledge and understanding of domestic violence. As leaders, we believe we are part of the solution to changing the current trends in the treatment of women and this program has equipped us with the tools and knowledge that we need to start having meaningful conversations and enacting change. A huge thank you must go to Mr Mullins, Mr Passaniti, the Port Adelaide Football Club, and everyone else involved in making the day possible.

Liam Cates – Year 11 Student

Ethics Olympiad 2019

On Wednesday 22 May two teams from Saint Ignatius' College, consisting of Year 10 and 11 students, travelled to Immanuel College to compete with 18 other secondary schools in a rather unique competition. The Ethics Olympiad is a new initiative being held in Adelaide and across the country with a goal to encourage school students to engage in respectful dialogue on ethical issues.

The teams prepared to discuss ethical cases that were distributed before the event. Open questions were provided that promoted discussion about the ethical issues involved. At the competition students had conversations with a team from another school, participating in a number of rounds on their prepared cases. Judges decided who would gain the most points by judging the teams on clarity, the discussion of ethical issues and a consideration of multiple perspectives.

Our teams performed very well with one team coming fourth by one point! There is no better time in Australian history than now to educate young Australians in the art of respectful dialogue. The way that our students conducted themselves at this event and their clarity of thought and expression are to be applauded. Thank you to the team members for your enthusiasm and participation in this worthwhile event!

Above: Participants at the Ethics Olympiad.

Above: Students in discussion.

Above: James Perrotta, Edward Gilchrist, Mahalia Cronin (Evelyn Vincin-Walker and Stella Colgrave obscured).

Mrs Kathryn Wills
Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Tournament of Minds

In TOM this term, we have an eager group of students from Years 7 and 8 who are attending practices twice a week. Students are working on their memory, performance, problem solving and creative skills.

Last week we used balloons to learn how to create something from very little. Initially students were posed with the task of creating a hat, and then to create a prop for their play. It was the first time for many of the students and it was a fun way to start a Friday morning practice.

This week students were given the task to create a structure to hold an egg 15cm above the ground, and then have to move, on its own to the ground. Not in the fastest time, but the slowest. Their materials consisted of marshmallows, spaghetti and sticky tape.

These fun activities give students great opportunities to learn, and play whilst solving problems. Concurrently students have formed two teams where they have chosen a challenge in which they need to create a solution, over the term, culminating in a 10-minute play.

New members from Years 7, 8 or 9 are always welcome.

Above: Thomas Horsfall, Emily Fidock, Chloe O’Loughlin, Mudita Ukhal.

Above: Eva Di Iulio works on the egg structure.

Above: Ewan McClure, Luke Henry, Mudita Ukjhal, Emily Fidock, Fernando Osborn, Chloe O’Loughlin, Kiera Williams, William McCue.

Above: Emily Fidock, Fernando Osborn, William McCue, Chloe O’Loughlin, Kiera Williams.

Ms Clune and Mrs Slattery