Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College

Senior School Debating Update

In a display of intellect, dedication, and eloquence, the students of Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College’s Senior School have once again showcased their formidable debating skills. The recent debating competitions have been nothing short of awe-inspiring, with each team demonstrating their ability to engage in thought-provoking discussions. Let’s dive into the remarkable achievements of our debaters across different stages.

Stage 4: Celebrating Year 7 and Year 8 Debating Teams

A round of applause is in order for the Year 7 and Year 8 debating teams who have shown exceptional prowess on the debating platform. The Year 7 team engaged in three spirited debates and emerged victorious in one, presenting compelling arguments on the topic of “Public Australian hospitals.” This triumph reflects their meticulous organization, unwavering dedication, and openness to constructive feedback. A special mention goes to Jade and Emilie for their well-deserved Best Speaker nominations.

The Year 8 teams also exhibited their debating mettle by participating in three challenging debates. They achieved victory in a thought-provoking discourse on “Banning imports of products made by unethical corporations.” The dedication and passion of both teams, comprising Nicholas, Ahmad, Clara, Emily, Mali, and Jade, are truly commendable. Their incorporation of valuable feedback showcases their commitment to enhancing their debating prowess.

Year 9: Navigating Preliminary Finals with Confidence

Our Year 9 debaters have soared to new heights, leaving an indelible mark on the debating scene. With an impressive streak of wins in every round, their triumphs over complex topics such as NAPLAN tests, Medicare levy for smokers, government department relocation, and cryptocurrency promotion regulations are testament to their intellectual agility. Adjudicators have showered praise upon them, with Caitlin, Amelia, and Katherine receiving numerous Best Speaker nominations. As they gear up for the upcoming Preliminary Finals against Pittwater House, we extend our best wishes for their continued success.

Year 10: Embracing Challenges and Persevering

Facing formidable opponents, the Year 10 debating team displayed unwavering determination and resilience. While they encountered close defeats in debates against Central Coast Grammar and Newcastle Grammar, their victory over HVGS in the discourse about relocating government departments to regional areas showcased their ability to shine in the face of adversity. Anika and Mikayla have been duly recognized for their exceptional speaking skills, securing well-deserved nominations.

In every stage, these debaters have upheld the spirit of Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College with their intellectual vigor and commitment to articulate discourse. Their performances reflect not only their individual growth but also the collective excellence that defines our institution. As they continue to engage in thoughtful debates and expand their horizons, we can’t help but feel a sense of pride and excitement for what lies ahead.