Interschool debating is an enriching experience that empowers students to develop crucial skills while having a great time.

Debating is open to all students who are passionate about effective communication and critical thinking. No prior debating experience is required; just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. With each team consisting of four or more students, it's a collaborative journey towards growth and camaraderie. 

Debates take place at various schools on five evenings between 7 and 9pm throughout Semester 1. See also, Debating Club.

Why Join Debating?

Enhance Communication Skills: Debating sharpens public speaking, critical thinking and articulate expression.

Team Collaboration: Engage in a collaborative effort where teamwork is key, fostering lasting friendships and camaraderie.

Intellectual Stimulation: Delve into thought-provoking topics, exploring both sides of issues and expanding your knowledge base.

Boost Confidence: Conquer your fear of public speaking and boost self-confidence in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Competitive Spirit: Experience the thrill of friendly competition as you represent Beaumaris Secondary College against other schools.

Celebrating Our Outstanding Speakers

We are proud to recognise the exceptional achievements of the following students who have earned the well-deserved title of 'Best Speaker' at inter-school debating competitions.
  • Ayesha G
  • Gemma H
  • Indi K
  • Lilly R
  • Lily G
  • Lucy K
  • Maggie R
  • Ruby B
  • Scarlett R
  • Sofia Y

Swannie Awards

October 2022

Congratulations to Ayesha G who won a Swannie Award for the top speaker in Year 10 for our region. This is the first year our college joined the DAV competition and we are proud of all of our students' commitment to the program and know that we will continue to see them perform very well in the years to come.