Debating Society

Debating is a great way for students to improve their public speaking skills, gain more confidence, meet new people, be part of a team and develop their analytical skills.

Senior School debaters have the opportunity to represent the College in two external competitions. Major competitions include Archdale Debating Competition, ISDA Debating Competition, Macquarie Cup Debating Competition and University of Sydney Debating Tournament. The Year 7 Archdale and ISDA teams are selected very early in the year.

Debating is introduced in the Junior School in Years 5 and 6. Year 5 debaters start off developing their skills in class debating and House Debating. In Year 6, students train to compete in both ISDA and IPSHA interschool debating. 

    For PLC Sydney students interested in House Debating, please visit the Co-Curricular tile on PLACES and click through to Public Speaking and Debating. 

    co-curricular-icon  To find out more about Public Speaking and Debating at PLC Sydney.


    Ms Lynette Hawkey
    Head of Speech and Public Speaking (External), MUN Director and Head of Debating
    T (+612) 9704 5657