Debating post

July 2, 2018 at 8:14 am

Undefeated and steam-rolling the competition, our senior debating team is yet to lose in the Rockhampton and District Debating Competition. Last night our girls – Kailee Butcher, Taylor Busbridge and Brianna Austin went up against St Brendan’s in our Paterson Museum to debate ‘Money is the root of all evil’. We, as the negative team, had some very compelling arguments and rebuttals to dismiss the competition. The adjudicators were very impressed with how articulate and well-presented the RGGS girls were in both manner and matter of the debate and stated how our girls are still ‘a force to be reckoned with’. July 31 will be the next round against RGS at their campus.

A big thank you needs to go to Linda Busbridge for making an amazing cheese and cold meat platter for the evening.

Legal Studies Excursion

May 22, 2018 at 8:51 am

On Monday the 14 May, members of the Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies class attended the Rockhampton Magistrates Court. The day provided insight into legal proceedings and formalities, including the viewing of live cases. In the magistrate’s court, students witnessed several cases including DUIs, thefts, DVOs and drug offences.

After an extended session viewing trials, we proceeded to the Dispute Resolution Centre, where students investigated the benefits of settling civil matters without initiating legal action. From there, we engaged in a tour of the old supreme court and library facilities.

Overall it was a fantastic experience, providing real world perspective to the legal system.

Mr Luke Tree

Legal Studies Teacher

 

 

Legal Studies – Term 1 Report

March 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

In Legal Studies, Year 12 students engaged in an independent inquiry task whereby they chose an aspect of Australian law that requires reform. Some of the topic areas included; Australian firearms legislation, euthanasia law and whistle blower laws in detention centres. Year 11 engaged in a unit on the Australian legal system. Investigating the fundamental principles of Australian legal system, students studied; sources of law, the Separation of Powers, levels of government and the processes involved in making/changing laws in Australia.

Mr Luke Tree (Legal Studies Teacher)

Legal Studies Excursion

May 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

OLegal Studies1n Thursday 23 March, members of the year 11 and 12 Legal Studies class attended the Rockhampton Magistrates Court. The day provided insight into legal proceedings and formalities, including the viewing of live cases. In the Magistrate’s Court, students viewed several summary and indictable cases including DUIs, thefts, DVOs and drug offences.

After an extended session viewing trials, we proceeded to the Dispute Resolution Centre where students investigated the benefits of settling civil matters without initiating legal action. From there, we engaged in a tour of the Old Supreme Court and LibraryLegal Studies2 facilities.

Returning to Courtroom One, we viewed cases conducted via video link to various correctional facilities throughout Australia.

Overall if was a fantastic experience, providing real world perspective to the legal system.

 

Luke Tree
Legal Studies Teacher