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. 

All PLC Sydney debaters have the opportunity to represent the College in at least one external competition. 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. 

NB 2019 DEBATING APPLICATIONS FOR YEARS 8 -12  ARE NOW CLOSED. TEAMS HAVE BEEN FINALISED FOR THE SEASON.

    However you may indicate further interest in House Debating by regularly attending Debating Society, Friday lunchtime in the Studio Theatre. 

    download-icon Click here to download the 2019 Debating Handbook (available soon)

    Cost:

    Archdale debating: $150 per annum
    ISDA debating: $150 per annum
    Social debating: Nil

    Time:

    Archdale: Tuesday evening: 3.30pm – 8.30 pm
    ISDA: Friday evening: 4.30pm – 9.30 pm 
    Competition teams are also required to attend two hours of coaching per week and Debating Society on Friday lunchtime. 

    Venue:

    Studio Theatre

    Staff:

    • Ms Lynette Hawkey

    Membership:

    Open to all students