Debating and Public Speaking

Debating and Public Speaking

Debating and Public Speaking

St Hilda’s School has a proud tradition in debating, public speaking and language speaking competitions. Students from Years 4 to 6 enjoy a number of school-based challenges, such as Why Not Shakespeare, while secondary students take part in the Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Debating Association’s annual competition.

The school has had a great deal of success over the years and participation in these co-curricular activities continues to grow. Additionally, these activities form part of our inter-House competition where friendly rivalry makes for vigorous participation and packed audiences.
Debating, public speaking and language speaking performances allow the students to develop a range of skills such as speaking in front of an audience, developing an argument and impromptu speaking. Students grow in self-confidence and awareness of the world around them and importantly, have fun and the chance to meet students from other schools with similar interests.

Year Levels: Years 7 to 12
Terms: Terms 1, 2, 3
Venue: Various Gold Coast
Times: Wednesday evenings – start times is 6pm, excluding short preparation debates which begin 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes prior, according to year level.

Middle and Senior Debating Contact
Ms Natasha Rosky – Send an email

Junior School Public Speaking Contact
Mrs Lisa Cleverly – Send an email

Junior, Middle and Senior Language Speaking Contact
Mr Chris Dunn – Send an email

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