2013 House Debating

Boys from all year levels have begun competing during the past two weeks for their houses in the annual House Debating competition. This competition gives boys the opportunity to improve their public speaking skills and work with their teammates to construct and deliver coherent and persuasive arguments on a specific topic. There has been a significant commitment given by senior boys, past pupils and staff to assist younger boys in preparing their speeches and to refine their arguments.

The first round of the competition has been finalised and the finalists for each year level decided. The finals will be held during week 8 of this term, Monday 2 – Friday 6 September. The full results and finalists are listed below.

Congratulations to all the boys who will represent their House in this competition. Final results will go toward the overall house champion.

Round Robin Draw

Year

Debate

Date

Topic

Winning House

7

A v C

Wed. 7 Aug

Books are better than television

Annecy

M v S

Fri. 9 Aug

Sports stars have a responsibility to be
role models

Moroney

8

C  v M

Mon. 5 Aug

Single sex schools are better for students
than co-educational schools

Moroney

A v S

Tues. 6 Aug

Security cameras are an invasion of
personal privacy

Savio

9

A v M

Wed. 7 Aug

Mobile phones should be allowed
in schools

Annecy

C  v S

Wed. 14 Aug

Alternative energy is a nice idea
but not practical

Savio

10

A v C

Wed. 14 Aug

Social media is a necessity, not an
option for young people

Annecy

M v S

Fri. 16 Aug

All advertising of betting
should be banned

Savio

Senior

C v S

Thurs. 8  Aug

The war on drugs is a
lost war

Collinson

A v M

Tues 13 Aug

Political power is wasted
on politicians

Moroney

 

Finals

(The first named team takes the affirmative side)

Year

Date

Topic

Teams

7 Monday 2 Sept We should always tell the truth

Annecy v Moroney

8 Tuesday 3 Sept The Olympic games is an irrelevant
and out-dated event

Moroney v Savio

9 Wednesday 4 Sept Cheap imports are bad
for Australians

Annecy v Savio

10 Wednesday 4 Sept Conservation costs too much.

Annecy v Savio

Senior Thursday 5 Sept Australia has lost its compassion
for those in need.

Collinson v Moroney