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Debating and public speaking

The spoken word is one of humankind's most powerful tools. We encourage students to harness that power through both internal and external speech programs.


With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and teamwork, debating teaches skills that serve individuals well in school, in the workplace, in political life and in fulfilling their responsibilities as citizens of our global world.

All Saints has a strong tradition of debating with students from all three sub-schools participating in the Gold Coast Debating competition each year with great success.

Public Speaking

Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of public speaking competitions including Rostrum Voice of Youth, Lions Youth of the Year, the AB Paterson Public Speaking Competition and the United Nations Youth Security Council Competition.