2017 has been an outstanding and greatly successful year for the Debating Club. We have seen one of the largest groups we have ever had with more members showing interest at year 9 and 10. Two senior teams competed in the Otago regional competition, Russell McVeagh, in which one of the teams managed to only just miss out on the semi finals. The clubs greatest success however was at the Southland Debating competition where we had a clean sweep winning every section! All the work put into coaching by the senior members was no doubt a contributing factor to this success. The biggest thanks has to go to the teachers that have worked behind the scenes to organise and help run the trainings, especially the head of it all Ms Ford. Thank you so much for running a most successful year. I have so much faith in the talent of the debaters coming through the ranks, let's hope next year is just as successful!

Georgia O’Connor

Debating Captain