Manly Campus has a proud tradition of debating with rigour, respect and camaraderie. Students at our campus compete in The NSW Premier's Debating Challenge competitions for each year group. In recent years, students have achieved outstanding success in these competitions, with teams regularly reaching the regional and state finals stages of the competitions.
Expert debating coaches, many of whom are former students, support our students, with coaching sessions run as enrichment activities prior to the beginning of classes. While not every student is able to be selected in a team, no student will be turned away from coaching sessions and our debating coaches regularly hold sessions where all students have the opportunity to develop, hone and demonstrate their skills.
Our school is represented by students who gain selection into NSW Combined High Schools debating teams to compete at the highest level of competition.
Opportunities also exist for Year 7 students to participate in school-based debating Gala Days.
The well-regarded Student Debating Club is held each Tuesday, and is run by a committed team of Year 12 debaters for training, competition and mentorship.
For more information about how to enrol your child in Manly Campus's debating program, visit www.mastersacademy.com.au. or contact the school's debating coordinator Brigit Myers, through the school office on 9905 3982.