Ethics Olympiad - Honourable mentions to two of our teams
20th May 2022
Domremy students understand the importance of developing an ethical understanding and are keen to learn about ethics. In our Ethics Club, students are able to engage in ethical discussions which deal with, at times, complex ethical issues and develop skills in communication, critical thinking and respectful discourse.
There has been a growing community of students joining our Ethics Club for Year 10, 11 and 12 students, which meets regularly each fortnight. Discussions are held on ethical theory and some examples of ethical cases. The College is also a member school and participant in the Australian Ethics Olympiad, and had two student teams compete in the Ethics Olympiad on Thursday 5 May.
Both College teams received honorable mentions from their judges throughout the day. We are proud that Domremy College students are developing their critical thinking and engaging in important discussions with each other and students from a range of Australian contexts.
You can read some of our students' observations below.
Ms Anita Rombola, Ethics Teacher
Domremy entered two Ethics teams into the 2022 Zoom Australian Ethics Olympiad. We spent the day discussing eight different ethics topics ranging from freedom of speech, to the Paralympics, to performance art. We were paired up with other schools and were able to hear a wide range of different ethical arguments and perspectives. The experience was extremely rewarding and memorable, as we had the opportunity to shift our attitudes and consider different viewpoints that we otherwise would not have known. (Eva, Year 11)
On the day of the Ethics Olympiad, we were presented with eight cases. Some interesting discussions took place with some of the most interesting relating to statues, performance art and wholesome discipline. Throughout the day we competed against a range of other schools in NSW and were judged based on our ethical theories and moral objectivism in our discussions. We all had lots of fun talking about these cases, hearing from students of other schools and listening to their thoughts and perspectives. Our team worked well together and was close to placing in the competition. We look forward to participating in this event again in the future and hearing and discussing more ethical cases and theories. (Leila, Year 10)