This year saw the Waverley College Middle School team take the Bronze Medal in the Ethics Olympiad competition on Friday, 19 November! This was a monumental effort from a group of Year 9 students, who challenged their perspectives of what it means to ‘win’, in particular when discussing ethical viewpoints.
Congratulations to our five superstars:
- James Birbas
- Oliver Malzard
- Declan McAuliffe
- James Medland
- Campbell Porteus
Learn More About the Ethics Olympiad
An Ethics Olympiad is a competitive yet collaborative event, in which students analyse and discuss real-life, and timely, ethical issues. It differs from a debate, in that students are not assigned opposing views, rather, they defend whatever position they believe is right, and win by showing that they have thought more carefully, deeply, and perceptively about the cases in question. The event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, international engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view.
For the last few years, Waverley College has placed teams into both the Senior and Middle School based competitions. Each event brings about a range of different perspectives and accomplishments, as students endeavour to engage in meaningful dialogue with schools around NSW.
Is Your Son Interested in Becoming Involved in 2022?
Waverley College already has teams registered for next year’s events. Should your son be interested in engaging in ethical discussions and participating in similar events, please email Ms Boyce for more information.
Ms Stephanie Boyce
Academic Enrichment Coordinator