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 Season and COVID-19

In light of the continuing situation with COVID-19 the Debating SA Board has resolved to cancel the 2020 Debating Season as well as any training events that had been scheduled for 2020. We know this will be a sad and disappointing announcement for students who were looking forward to the …

2019 Debater of the Year Winners

It is our pleasure to announce the 2019 Debater of the Year winners. The Debater of the Year Awards recognise the best speakers in each division for the preliminary rounds. Year 5: Cara Dalzotto (Mercedes College)Year 6/7: Gina Barreto (St Thomas School)Year 8: Emma Pool (St Peter’s Girls’ School)Year 9: …