Debating and Oratory

Debating

Debating helps Students improve their ability to construct and defend an argument.

Oakhill College has a proud tradition in Debating and Public Speaking and aims to develop articulate, passionate and inspired speakers who use their voice for good in the world.

Oakhill participates in the Catholic Schools Debating Association Public Speaking Competition, a highly competitive event that encourages excellence in oratory skills. Over the last two years, three of our students have placed in the top four of the competition.

Debating is a growing and enthusiastic community with the amount of students involved in the Catholic Schools Debating Competition doubling over the past four years. Debating is a valuable, critical thinking skill that inspires students to think about the world around them and their capacity to make a change.

Prospective students should definitely consider becoming involved in Oratory at Oakhill College as it has a significant effect on their confidence, public speaking and critical thinking skills that in turn, positively affects their academic work.