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Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA) Ethics Olympiad

From the Academic Enrichment Coordinator, Stephanie Boyce

On May 18th a team of Year 11 students participated in the F.A.P.S.A Ethics Olympiad at Rosebank College. This was the first Olympiad ever to be held in Australia, and is known as the Ethics Bowl in the United States. The event itself emphasises the importance of respectful, meaningful dialogue when dealing and discussion a range of ethical dilemmas relevant in today’s society. Some of the topics covered include privacy and data collection, the concept of self image, political correctness and relationship dynamics. All students involved said it was a different yet rewarding experience which would be very beneficial if part of the school curriculum.

Well done to the boys who volunteered to be the first Waverley team to participate (especially for giving up their Saturday).