Do you have strong opinions? Are you a confident and passionate speaker? Can you work well in a team? We want you for debating! 

​Marymount College was well-represented in the Gold Coast Debating competition again this year, with eight teams comprising 40 students across Years 7 to 12.  
The competition saw our students argue contentious topics—from whether pirates are better than ninjas, to whether space exploration is worthwhile, to whether we should allow the sale of human organs—on a Wednesday night in both seen and unseen debating formats. Students demonstrated skill and enthusiasm in the preparation and delivery of their speeches, and they should be very proud of their efforts. 
It was a successful season for all of our teams, with five of the eight progressing to the Finals series.  Two of our teams were runners-up in the Junior B Division; one of each of our Intermediate and Senior B teams competed in the Round of 16; and our Open A team was narrowly defeated in the Quarter Final. 
Congratulations to all of our debating students this year and many thanks to our dedicated coaches for their commitment to this worthwhile extra-curricular activity. We look forward to another enjoyable and successful season in 2020. 

Ms Mallory Lowe
Debating Coordinator