On Tuesday 23rd November, the ICOM Senior Debating Team were treated to a celebratory lunch to say thank you and congratulations on their incredible debating and public speaking efforts over the course of 2021.
Participation awards were handed out to all teams across Years 9, 10 and 11 and each student had their photo taken with Principal Dr Abdul M. Kamareddine and our Debating Coordinator Mr Carrington.
The lunch was a chance to reflect on an incredible year for the ICOM Teams. Nosayba Aljibaly and Ali Ali won prestigious Swannie Awards for being the highest scoring individual debaters in their grade and region.
Our public speaking program is also going from strength to strength, with Maryam Al-Gburi and Huzaifa Qidwai entering powerful speeches to the Plain English-Speaking Award, with Maryam making it through to finals. Syeda Fatima Zehra and Iraj Rizvi also made the Junior Public Speaking finals in the Victorian DAV Competition while our junior debating teams also experienced fantastic results in their competition over Term 4.
In 2022, ICOM looks forward to hosting the junior debating competition, playing host to many other schools from across the Western suburbs.