REGIONAL SDC

It is WADL's firm belief that the opportunity to debate should be available to all Western Australian students, regardless of their postcode. We do not accept that the benefits debating delivers to students should be limited to the Perth metropolitan area!

We currently run annual inter-school debating competitions in Albany, Mandurah, Geraldton and the South-West. 

 

Registrations for RSDC 2020 are now open. Please contact our Chief Convenor at cc@wadl.org for more information. 

ALBANY SDC

The  Albany Schools Debating Competition has been running for five consecutive years. The very first of WADL's regional programs the Albany competition engages with all four major high schools in the Great Southern Region and engages with over 50 students. The exponential growth of the competition has been astounding and we are looking forward to growing the competition this year. 

 

If you have any questions about this or about adjudicating please don't hesitate to contact Peter and Jess at albany@wadl.org!

 

Students and teachers who would like to know more about the rules and structure of debating can see WADL's online guides and resources here.

Peter Ebert  

Jess Carbone

ALBANY CO-CONVENORS

PAST STATE TEAM MEMBERS

MANDURAH SDC

The Mandurah Schools Debating Competition has provided students with the opportunity to cultivate and develop their public speaking skills in a supportive environment. The Mandurah competition has engaged with five major schools in the region and more than 40 students. Not accepting this as the upward bound, WADL is looking forward to expanding this competition further. Similar to other regional competitions, schools and students in the Mandurah region are provided seminars at the beginning of the season to ensure a strong start to the competition.  

Our Mandurah competitions have finished for the year. If you have any questions about the upcoming Competition or about adjudicating please don't hesitate to contact Cameron and Millie at mandurah@wadl.org!

Students and teachers who would like to know more about the rules and structure of debating can see WADL's online guides and resources here.

Oliver Terry 

MANDURAH CONVENOR

SOUTH-WEST SDC

The South-West Schools Debating Competition is the largest of WADL's regional competitions. This competition has been running since 2016 and has engaged with 9 regional schools and more than 150 students. Based in Bunbury, the region has provided strong delegations to both Country Week and the British Parliamentary Debating Competition. The competition has been running with the generous support of Edith Cowan University and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School and provides students from the South-West region with the opportunity to develop their debating skills. Through an intensive development day at the start of the season, we intend on creating the highest standard of competition possible.

 

 If you have any questions about this or about adjudicating, contact Ramitha at southwest@wadl.org!

 

Students and teachers who would like to know more about the rules and structure of debating can see WADL's online guides and resources here.

Ramitha Kotuwegedara

SOUTH-WEST CONVENOR

GERALDTON

The newest additions to WADL's regional program students from Geraldton provided a unique one day debating carnival. These debating carnivals seek to marry the development focus of our workshops with the fun of a regional debating competition. Introduced in 2018, these debating carnivals have achieved success in developing public speaking skills in a unique environment. We are looking forward to continuing these trailblazing programs and would love your involvement! 

If you have any questions about the development seminars or future competitions in Geraldton, or about adjudicating please don't hesitate to contact Caroline at geraldton@wadl.org!

 

Students and teachers who would like to know more about the rules and structure of debating can see WADL's online guides and resources here.

Caroline Nguyen

GERALDTON CONVENOR

PAST STATE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ALBANY NOVICE

 

2017: Great Southern Grammar

2016: Great Southern Grammar

2015: 

2014: St Jospeh's College

MANDURAH NOVICE

2017: South Coast Baptist

SOUTH-WEST NOVICE

2018: Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

2017: Bunbury Senior High School

2016: Bubury Senior High School

GERALDTON NOVICE

2017: John Wilcock College

2016:

 

ALBANY JUNIOR

 

2017: Great Southern Grammar

2016: 

2015: 

2014: Great Southern Grammar

MANDURAH JUNIOR

2018:

SOUTH-WEST JUNIOR

2018: Bunbury Senior High School

2017: Bunbury Catholic College

2016: Bunbury Catholic College

GERALDTON JUNIOR

2017: Geraldton Grammar

2016:

KALGOORLIE JUNIOR

2017: Eastern Goldfields College

 

ALBANY SENIOR

 

2017: St Joseph's College

2016: 

2015: 

2014: St Jospeh's College

MANDURAH SENIOR

2017: South Coast Baptist

SOUTH-WEST SENIOR

2018: Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

2017: Australind SHS

2016: Bunbury Senior High School

GERALDTON SENIOR

2017: John Wilcock College

2016: