Debating

Debating

DAV Debating
At the conclusion of each debating season, the Swannie is awarded by the DAV to a competitor in each grade for each region who has achieved the highest average speaker score. This award acknowledges the excellent speaking and argument skills displayed in the competition over at least three debates during the year. Year 9 student, Sabrina Ward, is to be congratulated on achieving the Swannie Award in the Berwick region for D grade. This is a wonderful accomplishment and well-deserved as Sabrina has been a committed member of the St Margaret’s Debating team, working hard both individually and with her team mates to prepare and present debates.

Mrs Rebecca Fernandes
English Learning Leader and Debating Coordinator

 

Inter-House Debating Festival 2017 – Gerard Bourke, House Coordinator
The Inter-House Debating festival saw debaters from Year 7 to 9 contest topics including “that traveling to Mars is a waste of money” and “that social media makes people less social”. The results of the Year 7 debates were as follows:
1. Campbell 1 defeated Cunningham 1, best speaker was Deanna Kuruwitage (Campbell)
2. Gipson 1 defeated Campbell 2, best speaker was Ruby Hayes (Gipson)
3. Gipson 2 defeated Cunningham 2, best speaker was Brydie Mitchell (Gipson)

The results of the Year 8/9 debates were as follows:
1. Campbell 1 defeated Cunningham 1, best speaker was Ayangee Kumaranayake (Campbell)
2. Gipson 1 defeated Campbell 2, best speaker was Shelby Clausen (Gipson)
3. Gipson 2 defeated Cunningham 2, best speaker was Sabrina Ward (Gipson)
The winning house for Middle School Debating for 2017 was Gipson

Mr Gerard Bourke
House Coordinator

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