“Debating is a fun and daring experience. It assists with organisational skills and helps with your writing, public speaking and social skills. I have been debating for two years now and have noticed a significant difference in my ability to present to an audience.” Elaine, Year 9.
At Firbank, we challenge our girls to find their voice and form opinions in any arena. Debating gives students the opportunity to learn about current media issues and rewards academic skills such as quick thinking, sound argument and confident speaking. Year 7 and 8 students can join the Junior Debating Team and students from Years 9 to 12 can join the Debating team and compete regularly. This state-wide competition facilitated by The Debating Association of Victoria involves 250 schools, making it the largest debating competition in the world.
Monday – Thursday after school, we offer a Homework Club for an hour for students in Years 7 and 8.