Congratulations to Carmel 2, Aviya  S, Chaya B, Rafael C, and Jacob P for becoming the 2018 WADL Grand Final Junior Champions. Last week, our students debated against Southern River on the topic ‘that drones should be banned from warfare’. An engaging and thought provoking debate, our students argued the negative position with poise and conviction. The strength of their performance not only ensured a win, but a unanimous decision from all five adjudicators- an achievement in itself. Aviya S walked away with an additional honour, named the best speaker of the debate.

Although brilliant and self-motivated, Aviya, Rafael, Jacob and Chaya could have not achieved this win without the support of those around them. On behalf of Carmel 2, I would like to thank Savannah Victor, their, coach for her guidance and the sharing of her wealth of debating experience. Thank you to the parents and families who came to every debate and supported our students in the preparation stages. Lastly thank you to the students, teachers who came to cheer on Carmel 2 last night; it is this sense of community that makes Carmel School special.

Once again, well done, to Aviya, Jacob, Rafael and Chaya. You have worked hard all season and it has been an honour to watch you mature into highly competent and sophisticated debaters. I wish you all the best in all your future endeavours.