Year 12s im­press judges in moot court

ALIVE re­turns to Joeys

Stanthorpe Border Post - - HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS NIE -

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.

ALIVE Work­shop

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.

PHOTOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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