Debating And Public Speaking

As part of its extra-curricular programme, the College offers Public Speaking and Debating for students in all years. Senior students are able to participate in the Lions' Youth of the Year Quest and the United Nations Mock Security Council Competition.

The College enjoys some success, often reaching the final rounds of the Public Speaking and Debating Competitions, which are run by the Catholic Schools' Debating Association. Each year the Senior Oratory Award, recognition of participation and commitment, is presented to a graduating student.

These activities are held out of school hours and require attendance at training, held in the afternoons. Parental support is required, as students need transportation to a variety of venues across the metropolitan area. Parents are welcome to assist by training and/or adjudicating teams.

Speaking publicly, whether prepared or extemporaneously, is an invaluable life skill. It is an increasing element of the school curriculum across a variety of subjects. I encourage all students to consider participating in these activities.

For more information please visit the website: Catholic Schools Debating Association .