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Debate and Oratorical Society


Objectives

  • To challenge students to think critically about world issues, gain knowledge about world organisations and strengthen their general knowledge.
  • To sharpen speaking skills and ability to think on the spot.


Programme (Lower Sec)


  • Students will learn the basics of debate through friendly sparring with their peers and with students from other schools.
  • Students will learn, explore and discuss current affairs from a wide range of topics as international law, sciences, economics and human rights.
  • Students will also be given opportunities to participate and represent the school in competitions.


Programme (Upper Sec)


  • Students will hone their debating skills by mentoring their juniors, debating through friendly spars with their peers and with students from other schools.
  • Students will research and present their findings on a wide range of topics as international law, sciences, economics and human rights.
  • Students will organize and facilitate CCA activities such as CCA fair and the BMW debate
  • Students will be given opportunities to participate and represent the school in competitions.


Achievements (last 3 years)

2020

  • National Schools Online Debating Championships 2020 – Champions


2019

  • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships 2019 - Quarter Finalist (team), 1st Best Speaker (Cheryl Chua Xin Miao) and 2nd Best Speaker (Queeshia Pascual) in Division 2
  • Nethelynn Yang & Keris Lim Zhuo Yan- Selected to be part of the National Debate Training programme conducted by MOE
  • Raffles Debate Academy U-14s Debating Championships- Semi finalists


2018

  • Debate Association Debating Championships 2018- Semi-finalist
  • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships 2018 Division II - Quarter-finalists & Best Speaker Top 20 (Christine Ong Shu Hui)
  • Hwa Chong Debate Invitationals 2018- Champions
  • Hua Yi Debate Invitational 2018 – Champions, 2nd Best Speaker (Queeshia Pascual), 5th Best Speaker (Cheryl Chua Xin Miao)
  • Thoburn Cup 2018- 4th Best Speaker (Queeshia Pascual), 6th Best Speaker (Cheryl Chua Xin Miao), 7th Best Speaker (Faith Khoo Chyi Hui)
  • Singapore International Schools' Debate League 2018
  • Youth Debate Open 2018 -1st Runners up & 2nd Best Speaker in the Sliver Division (Queeshia Pascual), 3rd Best Speaker in the Sliver Division (Charlotte Lee Jia Wei), 14th Best Speaker in the Gold Division (Cheryl Chua Xin Miao)


Updated: : 8 October 2020