Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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    Debating 2019

    Article by Ms Andrea Dart

    Debating 2019

    Debating 2019 – for all year levels – please register your interest now

    The DAV offers the opportunity to students in all year levels at schools in the Geelong Region to take part in Debating on the following evenings in 2019:

    • Thursday 2nd May
    • Thursday 16th May
    • Thursday 30th May
    • Thursday 13th June
    • Thursday 1st August 

    What is required of student participants at Saint Ignatius College:

    • a firm commitment to the full program of five debates (no withdrawals are permitted as this is unfair on teammates and on students in other schools who prepare as expected for each fixture)
    • attendance at set weekly lunchtime meetings to prepare and rehearse speeches
    • a firm commitment to completing speeches in time for rehearsals
    • organization of own transport arrangements to and from the venue (Geelong Grammar School, Corio Campus); parents are welcome to attend the debates as members of the audience 

    All participants are assisted and supported with the preparation of their arguments and the rehearsal of their speeches. This ensures that students are equipped with the necessary skills and able to debate with confidence.

    Any student who is willing to take up the challenge of Debating this year and who is prepared to make the commitment required is asked to have a parent or guardian express their interest by emailing Ms Andrea Dart: Expressions of interest close on Friday 8th February after which time the SICG Debating teams will be registered and organized. As the DAV organises both regional and metropolitan competitions which generally run from March through to August, it is necessary to register teams in February for the program to commence in May. We look forward to fielding junior and senior teams this year.

    Ms Andrea Dart  Debating Co-ordinator


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