PARADE is told a great run has ended for Kelso High’s year eight debating team in the Premier’s Debating Challenge.
After winning the Western Region grand final against Dubbo College, Delroy Campus, and being placed in the top 10 schools across the state, the team headed to the big smoke to compete in the challenge’s state championships at the University of Sydney.
The Kelso High School team, TJ Henderson, Caitlin Morris, Ray Cross and Michaela Doungmanee, were, unfortunately, unsuccessful in the semi-final against Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus.
Parade is told they debated very well as the affirmative for the topic “Schools and parents should not let students in year eight or under be in relationships”.
Parade is told Kelso High is very proud of the way the students represented the campus and congratulated the team on reaching the top four of the 406 competing schools.
That does sound like a terrific effort.
A little respect goes a long way
IT shouldn’t need to be said, but Parade wants to remind the people of Bathurst about the importance of respecting other people’s property.
Parade was sent some photos this week of flowers and plants strewn all over a local house’s front lawn after they were ripped out of the garden by someone – or maybe more than one person – for reasons unknown.
Unless Parade is missing something, it looked like nothing more than senseless damage from someone who happened to be walking by.
Let’s try to be a little more kind to each other, shall we?
That’s a date for lawn and garden
PARADE’S never been the sort of person who can rattle the date off the top of his head, but that’s going to have to change now that Bathurst’s controversial new era of water restrictions has begun.
The odds and evens system of allowable watering means Parade is going to have to become more familiar with the calendar – whether he’s interested or not.