Debating | 2022 FED and ISDA (Year 6 to Year 12)

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$275.00 (per term)

Please only complete this form if your daughter has been selected for a Competitive Debating Team. If you wish your daughter to participate in debating and public speaking and they have not been selected for a competitive team please enrol them in our weekly oratory classes.

At MLC School we believe the ability to speak confidently and eloquently in front of an audience is a core skill that will prepare our students for life. We offer students the opportunity to participate in competitive debating as well as public speaking competitions. Coaching is provided by experienced professionals and our students have achieved great success in both areas. Debating develops students’ confidence, respect for others, sense of timing and structure, as well as their ability to present a persuasive argument and knowledge of current affairs topics.

MLC School competes in three debating competitions; the Independent Schools Debating Association (ISDA) competition (Year 6 to Year 12), the Friday Evening Debating (FED) competition (Year 7 to Year 12) and the Archdale Shield (Year 7 to Year 12), competing against other boys’ and girls’ schools all across Sydney. Girls who are selected for the competitive teams participate in weekly training sessions with experienced and successful debating coaches. Students who aren’t selected are invited to join the Debating Training Group, which provides an opportunity to receive coaching and a greater chance of success at future trials.

Term 1 2022 Schedule
Week 2
week commencing 7 Feb 2022
ISDA and FED Training begins
Week 4
week commencing 21 Feb 2022
ISDA and FED competitions begin
Term 2 2022 Schedule
Week 5
week commencing 23 May 2022
 FED Grand Final
Week 8
week commencing 13 June 2022
ISDA Grand Final

FED and ISDA Competitions (Term 1 and Term 2) 

Debates Friday evenings 3.30pm–9pm at MLC School and will be online for the first rounds

Middle Years Teams: Wednesday 3.30pm–4.30pm and Friday evenings before the debate
Senior Teams: Wednesday 4.30pm–6.30pm and Friday evenings before the debate. 

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Important Information

  • Bookings are only valid once payment transaction is complete and information is received.
  • Places are allocated in order of receipt.
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  • If you have any questions please contact Andrea Rowe