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Debate Club

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)

2022
  • Debate Association Debating Championships 2022 – 1st runner up
  • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships 2022 – Quarter Finalists

2020
  • National Schools Online Debating Championships 2020 – Champions
  • Thoburn Cup 2020 – Best Speaker
  • National Schools Online Debating Championships 2020

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