This term our Senior School debaters competed in the Catholic Schools’ Debating Association competition. Throughout the competition, students delivered informative, persuasive and well-structured arguments on international and domestic socio-political concerns such as educational reform, rules of law, and environmentalism. Within this, students astutely navigated the moral and ethical dilemmas at the heart of any good debate about history and progress.
All debaters, teachers, coaches and parents should be proud of the level of rhetorical skill and confidence that was demonstrated in this competition. Well done to all, and particularly to Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 who won more than half of their debates.
I congratulate all teams on a successful debating competition and look forward to the Combined Associated Schools’ Debating competition in Term 3.
Ms Emma Halpin
Convenor of Debating and Public Speaking