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. 

download-icon Please click here to download the 2016 Debating Handbook (PDF 2.6MB).


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


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


Studio Theatre


  • Ms Cathy Sidoti 


Open to all students