Volume 24 Issue 26 26 Aug 2016 22 Av 5776

Kol Szenes

The week that was in Szenes House:

  • Mazal tov to Zane Voloshin (10) who wrote, directed and filmed a short story on Bullying, which he entered into the Interrelate NSW Film Festival for High Schools competition, and WON! Zane spoke at assembly on Tuesday.
  • Congratulations to Ricky Studencki (12) who is the founder of the Emanuel School Entrepreneurship Club, which has just celebrated its ten week anniversary. Students are working on pitching their ideas to fictitious investors. Ricky said: “Tt is very exciting to see the students enjoying being entrepreneurs”. The Club runs every Wednesday at lunch in the High School Seminar room and interested students are welcome to attend.
  • Well done to the Emanuel School debating teams, which are comprised of many Szenesians. Reports from the Senior and Middle debating teams below.
  • Year 10 is preparing and looking forward to Zionist Camp, which occurs next week. Ruach will abound in the weeks to follow.
  • Next week Year 11 students will sit their Preliminary HSC Examinations. We wish them every success.
  • Gemma Beinart (10) surprised her cohort when she paid an unexpected visit to Emanuel School on Tuesday. Gemma has spent several months in America. We welcome Gemma back to Emanuel School and Szenes House officially on Monday.

Debating Review

Last Monday the Emanuel senior debating team consisting of Lara Joffe, Isabella Flax, Noah Solomon and I competed in the senior devision preliminary finals of the HICES competition. We drew affirmative on the topic, “That all high speed police chases should be outlawed”. The debate was of a very high standard and Pittwater House put up a great fight but we were able to secure victory and progress through to the quarter finals of the HICES competition. We are looking forward to going further and hopefully winning the competition this year. 

Report from Liahm Simon (10)

Thursday a fortnight ago, the Emanuel Middles debating team was victorious over Broughton Anglican College in what was a very high quality debate. The topic was that Reality TV shows should be voted off the island of Australia. The team had all Szenes speakers with Chloe Miller in Year 7 as first, Rebekah Goldsworthy in Year 8 as second, Beau Glass in Year 8 as third, and Lara Fosbery from Rashi as Team Advisor. The team won convincingly, arguing the benefits of reality TV such as inspiration, the cost of the industry, and that we have more important matters on our hands than abolishing a great entertainment source. With this win we advance to the quarter finals of the competition. We had lots of fun and overall it was a great experience. 

Report from Beau Glass (8)

Quotation of the week

10 ways to lift your spirits. quotesgram.com/img/inspirational-quotes-mental-health/156059/

Enjoy the weekend.