HASS News

Rita de Faria - Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

Politics and Law Excursion

On Tuesday 23 June the Year 12 Politics and Law class went on excursion to various courts and then on to Parliament House. The students observed for a short time two Supreme Court trials - one was an arson charge and the other an armed robbery charge. We then looked in on the Magistrates Court - quite a different experience to the other two cases we'd just observed. The class visited Parliament House after lunch where we looked at an Estimates Committee session, some Ministerial Statements and then Question Time in the Legislative Assembly. Afternoon tea was provided by our local member, Mr Barnett. Thanks to Ms Farley, pre-service teacher, who accompanied us on the excursion.

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NAIDOC Celebrations

Today, as part of NAIDOC celebrations, all Year 8 HASS classes were entertained by Scott Darlow. Scott is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and didgeridoo player from Melbourne. Students were captivated by Scott's personality, music and stories of his indigenous background.

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Mock Trials

Congratulations to our Mock Trial team that had a win last night at the Supreme Court. They faced Bunbury Cathedral Grammar in Round 3 of the competition and experienced their third straight win! Our students put up a great defence for our 'fork' wielding client but alas, he was found guilty.

The team was made up of some "old" and "new" members who enthusiastically attended early morning and lunch meetings in preparation of the case. The team was as follows:

Barrister 1: Alex King
Barrister 2: Ciara Nalty
Solicitor: Carlotta Carotenuto
Witness 1: Ned Rowsthorn
Witness 2: Alex Crouch
Judge's Associate: Ben Myburgh

A thank you to Ms Daisy Farley (Pre-service teacher) for coming along to our meetings to offer 'expert advice'.

Many thanks also to family members who came along on the night to offer support.

Jim Fitzpatrick and Rita de Faria

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