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Debating

Orewa College students have been enjoying some great success and we are well set up to continue building upon our experiences.

The Debating Team for Year 9 - 13 students. For the past few years we have had at least one, usually two teams in the finals rounds of Debating competitions each year and a few years ago we won the Premier Advanced competition. Orewa College does compete with the best and often beats them.

Competitions

We compete in three Debating competitions across the year, These are held at different schools across the North Shore and Auckland.

  • Junior Y9-10
  • Senior Y11-12
  • Advanced Y12-13
  • There is also an annual Year 9 and Year 10 Speech Competition for junior students. We also compete in a number of senior speech competitions including the Nga Manu Korero (Maori Secondary School Speech Competition), Race Unity Speech Awards and the Lions Young Speech Maker Contest.

    Training

    Each student/team is tutored by a dedicated coach who helps the students form and develop arguments and stay organised.

    There is also a training night before hand and a coaching night after the first debate/speech.

    Transport

    School vans are used to transport students to and from these competitions. Parent help can be required to transport at times.

    Costs

    Approximately $25 for each student.

    Communications

    These can be via Daily Student Notices or on the School App. For instructions on the school app click here

    Teacher in charge

    Mr James Baker Email