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MHS students continue to debate
Marcus Bond, Zara Childs, Ioanna Yiomelakis, Miruna Moruz, Chumidu Karunaratne.
Eight students from Monaro High School have
progressed to next round of UN Debating, held in
Canberra later this month.
Monaro High School Principal, Mr Adrian Bell,
congratulated the students on representing our
school and progressing to the next round of this
competition. “The UN Youth competition allows our
students to develop their skills and to work with
students from other schools to solve real world
problems.” Mr Bell encouraged the students to have
fun with next event and to enjoy the experience.
There will be 32 teams competing in the ACT
semi-finals, from metropolitan Canberra schools
as well as schools from regional NSW. The topics
include international relations in outer space and
food security, there will also be a surprise topic that
will be announced on the day.
The students are busy preparing and researching
their given countries and topics ready for the debate
on 19 and 20 August.
The next round will see the students proceed
to the ACT Grand Final which will take place in
September. If successful, there’s a chance to
compete in the National Final which will be hosted in
Canberra in December.
UN Youth was very impressed with the standard
of debate at St Patrick’s in June. It was a great
achievement to progress to the semi-finals,
considering that it was most teams’ first experience
with Model UN debating. Teams from St Pat’s and
MHS displayed great creativity in coming up with
topics to discuss during the debates and showed
a willingness to work with teams from both schools
to come up with the best solution to the challenges
faced. Un Youth are excited to see them compete
in the semi-finals against teams from Canberra and
Albury and wish the students luck.
Essential support for
Applications are now open for
community halls across regional
and rural NSW to apply for funding
under Essential Energy’s 2017-18
Community Support Program to help
ease their maintenance costs.
Acting Regional Manager Southern
Shawn Eade, said the program had
helped provide financial assistance
to about 250 not-for-profit, non-
commercial halls in local towns.
“Our Community Support Program
aims to give something back to the
local halls that make up the social
fabric of regional, rural and remote
NSW and provide a valuable venue
for the provision of localized services
for their neighbourhoods,” Shawn
Applications for Essential Energy’s
2017-18 Community Support
Program opened on Tuesday, 1
August 2017 and close at 5pm on
Friday, 15 September 2017.
For eligibility criteria and to
applicants will be notified in October
Entry forms for Jindy Idol, 2017
are available now at Cooma Visitor
Centre, Snowy Region Visitor
Information Centre, Jindabyne, at
local schools and dance schools.
There is no age limit on entrants, in
fact anyone of any age is encouraged
to enter if you enjoy entertaining.
Whether you can you sing, dance,
play an instrument, tell jokes, or
juggle, call in today, pick up an entry
form, and start rehearsing your
Entries have already been received
by the Tim Draxl Performng Arts Fund
so don’t delay.
Tickets for the event are on sale
now. Singles, couples or any sized
groups are welcome to book for the
7th Annual Jindy Idol, on Saturday
7th October at Jindabyne memorial
Jindy Idol follows two weeks of
school holidays so buy your tickets
early and avoid missing out.
The Tim Draxl Performing Arts Fund
looks forward to seeing you there!
Jindy Idol entries are
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