2021 Award Presentations

On Friday 29 October 2021 we were delighted to celebrate the achievements of the 2021 Schools' Competition winning and runner up teams, as well as the Debater of the Year Winners for 2021. Special thanks to Nazareth Catholic Community's Jazz Combo band for the outstanding entertainment as well as our …

2021 Season Results

The 2021 Grand Finals were held in The House of Assembly Chamber, Parliament House on Saturday 25 September 2021. This was a wonderful event that showcased and celebrated the talents of the top South Australian debating teams. Year 6/7 Division Grand Final Winner: Unley Primary School Red 6/7 Coach: Mrs …

2021 Grand Finals Photo Gallery

The 2021 Grand Finals were held in The House of Assembly Chamber, Parliament House on Saturday 25 September 2021. This was a wonderful event that showcased and celebrated the talents of the top South Australian debating teams. Year 6/7Year 8Year 9Year 10SeniorYear 6/7Year 6/7 Grand FinalYear 8Year 8 Grand FinalYear …

Visit to Thebarton Police Barracks

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.

Season Dates Update

Following today’s SA Government announcement that schools will be returning tomorrow, Wednesday 28 July 2021, we are making some further modifications to the season dates for Round 4, 5 and finals. You may recall that our criteria for proceeding is based on the advice of our host schools (which is …

Round 4 Dates due to COVID Lockdown

Following the SA Government’s announcement about the lockdown commencing at 6pm this evening for 7 days, we are making some modifications to the season dates. Our focus and priority is always to provide a safe, enjoyable and in-person experience for students. We are also mindful of the lead time needed …

Question Time Debate Format

While the adjudicator is adding up his/her marks and preparing feedback, we thought that we would have a fun exercise for the debaters. It’s called Question Time. This is an informal exercise that is not marked. All divisions from Year 5 to Senior will participate in this format. See more …

Round 2 Update

Round 2 concluded this week and we are so impressed with all students for rising to the challenges of the set topics. Our topics provide debaters with many current and contemporary issues and themes to debate. Congratulations to all involved this last round.

Round 1 Update

Round 1 came to a successful conclusion this last week. We are delighted that so many students have the opportunity to embrace the supportive and nurturing competition that Debating SA provides. We look forward to seeing the growth in students' thinking and public speaking skills over the coming rounds.

2020 Award Presentations

We were delighted to have His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia present awards to the winning and runner up teams, as well as the Debater of the Year Winners for 2020. Congratulations to all! Our sincere thanks to Sacred Heart College for their generous …