Debating in Adelaide, South Australia


Debating SA is South Australia’s premier debating organisation. We provide supportive and challenging opportunities for school students of all abilities to debate in an exceptionally well-run, friendly, and professional program that is challenging, enjoyable, and most of all, fun.

With over 1400 students from more than 60 member schools forming nearly 300 teams, we operate South Australia’s largest, most diverse and most comprehensive interschool debating competition, held from May to September each year.

Innovative and school-friendly, the association promotes debating as an activity that is accessible to all students.

Debating SA is delighted to receive the patronage of His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.

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Congratulations to the semi final winning teams who will be debating in the 2021 Schools' Competition Grand Finals at Parliament House on Saturday 25 September! The Year 10 teams are from Aberfoyle Park High School and St Dominic's Priory College Adelaide, and Senior division teams from Christian Brothers College, Adelaide and Pembroke School. #futureleaders #grandfinals #welovedebatingsa ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the Middle School (Year 6 to 9) division Quarter Finalist teams on an excellent showcase of debates last night. Thanks again to Nazareth Catholic Community for hosting us. #futureleaders #quarterfinals2021 #welovedebatingsa ... See MoreSee Less

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Parkside Primary School Mercedes College Pembroke School Mitcham Girls High School Unley Primary School Brighton Secondary School St Aloysius College, Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School Glenunga International High School Christian Brothers College, Adelaide Immanuel College St Dominic's Priory College Adelaide Sacred Heart College Emmaus Christian College Unley High School

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Congratulations to the Year 10 and Senior division Quarter Finalist teams on an excellent showcase of debates this evening! Thanks to our hosts @Nazareth Catholic Community #futureleaders #quarterfinals2021 #welovedebatingsa ... See MoreSee Less

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Nazareth Catholic Community Aberfoyle Park High School St Dominic's Priory College Adelaide St John's Grammar School Brighton Secondary School Pembroke School Rostrevor College Adelaide High School Australian Science and Mathematics School Mercedes College Christian Brothers College, Adelaide

Congratulations to all teams 👏

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The 2021 Year 6/7 Quarter Final topic is "That the horses should remain", in relation to the SA Police Greys used at the Thebarton SA Police Barracks. To complement the debating topic, Debating SA invited participating students to visit the barracks. See the video experience at
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Mercedes College Pembroke School

Debating SA sends its heartfelt thanks and congratulations to His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC at the conclusion of a remarkable seven years as Governor of South Australia.

We have been particularly honoured to have His Excellency serve as Patron of Debating SA during his term, presenting awards to students at the annual Debating SA Award Presentations. It has always been a delight for the students to have their hard work and commitment to debating in #SouthAustralia recognised by His Excellency during this time.

We wish His Excellency every success in his future endeavours. #gratitude #welovedebatingsa
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