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.