26 April 2016 Chebian Elaro   | News | Year 11  
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On Wednesday 6 April, the Homebush Boys HS Year 11 debating team competed against Santa Sabina for the Maurie Moroney Memorial Shield. This competition has been a tradition between schools in the Strathfield district since 1979. The debate was held at the Strathfield Golf course in the evening. Homebush have held the shield since 2013. Our team was comprised of Divik Nigam (first speaker), Amaan Ansari (second speaker) and Ibrahim Taha (third speaker).

The topic focused on making Science a compulsory subject for the HSC. In a lively and relevant debate, the Homebush team gained the ascendency early as the affirmative team and presented some compelling arguments. The boys were decisive in taking the challenge to the opposition and more than held their own in all the exchanges.

In the end the adjudicator believed that Santa Sabina worked more effectively as a team, and used their palm cards more efficiently, which helped them take the shield home.
A big thanks to the Strathfield Rotary Club for their continued support for our school and their wonderful hospitality on the night. I would like to thank the boys for devoting time to this event in the middle of their yearly exams. They all should be proud of their wonderful efforts. And also thanks to the parents of the boys for supporting their sons at the debate.