Year 12s impress judges in moot court
ALIVE returns to Joeys
ON TUESDAY, May 29 the three Year 12s in the St Joseph’s Mooting Team competed in the second round of the USQ Legal Studies Mooting
Competition in Toowoomba.
Students competed against Fairholme College, advocating for appellant.
The team was required to analyse a range of legal documents including the case under appeal, precedent cases and different Queensland legislation.
They prepared arguments on several grounds of appeal, which they then had to argue in front of a judge in the USQ moot court.
During the presentation, the judge questioned them extensively on their legal knowledge and knowledge of the case.
Facing a range of challenges throughout the mooting experience, teamwork, determination and a professional approached ensured they performed well.
Unfortunately, the students did not win this extremely close round, however, they received positive and constructive feedback from the judge.
All students should be commended on their hard work throughout this challenging experience.
They look forward to attending the grand finals of the competition August.
ON Monday, June 4, Tamsyn Rosenberg, founder and CEO of the ALIVE project, returned to St Joseph’s School.
Tamsyn and her team, who were at the school last term as part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, had the opportunity to work with the Year 11 and 12 students.
The workshop, which was held in the last two lessons of the day, was invaluable to these students with common issues facing older teens being covered.
Topics included how to deal with exam and study stress, techniques that help calm nerves and general anxiety, and mental well-being (keeping the mind healthy and happy).
Tamsyn held a staff session after school, based on supporting student’s well-being. Later that evening, Tamsyn held a presentation to parents to provide them with additional tools to improve family life.
The topics Tamsyn included setting family agreements that work for everyone and take the struggle out of daily routines, resolving conflict and introducing open communication, setting firm boundaries and not having to re-draw them every day, stress management for parents and children, and using communication and games to help overcome issues.
TOP TRIO: Joshua Mahoney, Natasha Petroccitto and Jessica Munson attended the second mooting competition at the end of May.
Year 11 and 12 students took part in the ALIVE sessions last Monday afternoon.