Sunshine Coast Debating - Term 3

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The Sunshine Coast Debating Competition will be run throughout Term 3, on a Wednesday afternoon or evening. Students should confirm with Mrs Guy, via email or in person,  if they want to be part of a team. Students can email: There will be reminders at assembly and in the daily notices for the next two weeks.

Key dates are as follows:

Preliminary Rounds
Round 1 - 2nd August
Round 2 - 9th August
Round 3 - 16th August
Round 4 - 23rd August

Catch up Round - 30th August.
Play-Off Round - 6th September
Semi Final - 11th October
Grand Final - 18th October

Venue: Sienna Catholic College or Sunshine Coast Grammar: details will be finalised in the draw.

Times: In the preliminary rounds and semi-finals, preparation sessions and debate presentations will be scheduled as follows:

Years 6-7:      Debate commences 4.30pm (Round 1-3)
Years 6-7:      Preparation commences 4.30pm / Debate commences 5.30pm (Round 4)
Years 8-9:      Preparation commences 5.45pm / Debate commences 6.45pm
Years 10-12: Preparation commences 7.00pm / Debate commences 8.00pm


  • Wear formal uniform to debates and be well groomed. Hair should be tied back.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early, before preparation begins, each week. Meet in the designated space, to get your topic, room allocation etc.
  • Commit to 1 hour of preparation and 1 debate each week for 6-8 weeks in Term 3. The Sunshine Coast Debating Competition is held on Wednesday nights.
  • Be willing to be a timekeeper or chairperson when not debating. Attend to support your team.
  • Meet with your coach once a week and respond to their correspondence through email or daily notices.
  • Read your school email for updates and  listen to the daily notices.
  • Give your coach at least a week’s notice if unavailable for a debate.


Mrs Adele Guy (Debating Coordinator):

Sienna Catholic College/Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Repeats every week 6 times.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 (All day)
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 (All day)
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 (All day)
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 (All day)
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 (All day)
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 (All day)

News & Events

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 -
9:20am to 11:40am

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 -
1:40pm to 3:00pm

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 8:00am to Sat, 11 Aug 2018 - 8:00pm
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm