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Week 1,
Term Three, 2016

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Last Term, six students from Years 11 and 12 competed in the Bond University Mooting Competition for 2016.

Samuel O’Loughlin, Tian Behenna, Nalin Batra, Zoe Wei, Emma Welch and Olivier Rosendahl all put in an enormous amount of effort in preparation for the Moot, giving up almost every lunchtime over the course of Term Two, researching, discussing, and withstanding some of the most gruelling and rigorous of interrogations with Mr Gazal and myself.

I would like to congratulate all of these students on their outstanding work ethic, as well as the calibre of both their submissions and their advocacy skills. Most importantly, our students all received compliments from the judges on their ability to work cohesively as a team. I couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.

In particular, a big congratulations to Zoe Wei and Nalin Batra, who have been awarded Highly Commended Advocates for this year’s competition. This is an absolutely outstanding achievement, particularly as both of these students are in Year 11 and were competing against more experienced students in Year 12. Only six Highly Commended Advocate Awards have been allocated this year out of a very large pool of competitors from the Gold Coast Region – a very exciting result for our students and for the College.

The same group of students will go on to represent the College in the Beenleigh Mooting Competition to be held later this term. I look forward to reporting on their progress.

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