Debating Workshop - Year 7

Prior to the Debating Competition commencing, a Debating Workshop is held each year for Year 7 Students as an introduction to Debating.  At this workshop the students are involved in the following:


  • gaining information about the rules, roles and expectations of debating

  • receiving input from experienced debaters about speaker roles

  • engaging in debates to refine their skills and strategies and gain feedback from experienced adjudicators


Debating Competition - Years 7 & 8

The Debating Competition runs through terms 2 and 3 for Years 7 & 8 students in all M.I.S.A. schools. Each school is placed in one of two zones and participates in a round robin format. The teams on the highest points in each zone, for each grade, will meet at the end of term 3 in the Grand Final to determine the M.I.S.A. Debating Champion Schools.