The College debating program continued to grow in 2018 with 11 teams comprising 46 students entered in the Gold Coast Debating Competition. Participation from the Year 7 cohort was particularly impressive, with a strong group of 13 students performing well in the new Year 7/8 ‘practice’ division. Along with a team of new Year 8 debaters, these students demonstrated a skill and enthusiasm that we expect to flourish in the years to come. Our other seven teams also had successful seasons. Three progressed to the finals series: Year 12 Team 2, who progressed undefeated; and Year 11 Team 3 and Year 10 Team 1, who both progressed to Quarter Finals before facing narrow defeats. Well done to all 2018 participants – we are looking forward to further growth in 2019 and beyond.
Miss Janie-Marie BurgessDebating Coordinator
Bond University's Faculty of Law conducts an annual mooting competition involving student representatives from secondary schools around Australia. The competition has expanded from eight schools in its inaugural year of 1989 to current numbers of well over 120 schools. It is the only national competition of its type. It is not only intended for those students who are interested in a career in law - although they will undoubtedly find the competition to be of particular interest - but for all students keen to expand their horizons.