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 2 times.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 (All day)
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 (All day)

News & Events

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 - 10:00am

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 (All day) to Fri, 21 Sep 2018 (All day)
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 (All day)
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 5:00pm
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:40pm