Debating and Public Speaking are some of the many areas of the extra-curricular life at St Gregory’s College that allows our students the opportunity to improve their communication skills in this academic pursuit.
Our students have great enthusiasm for Debating and Public Speaking here at the College; we have many of our old boys who continue to be involved as adjudicators. It is this enthusiasm and participation that continues to maintain our long tradition of success with Public Speaking and Debating at St Gregory’s College.
Gordon Fetterplace Public Speaking Competition
This is an internal Public Speaking Competition that always attracts a large number of student participants as it provides an opportunity to give public speaking a go and develop vital skills in this area. This competition is held each year and not only does this attract our senior students, but this competition has also seen many of our younger students, including those from the Junior School participate and achieve great results and personal growth and confidence in the area of Public Speaking.
CSDA PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
This competition allows students the opportunity represent the College and compete against students from a wide variety of Catholic Schools in the Sydney region.
CSDA DEBATING COMPETITION
Debating has a long and proud tradition at St. Gregory’s College. Every year, two teams are fielded in each year group to represent the College in this debating competition. Here our students have the opportunity to finetune their skills and participate in lively and contemporary debates with students from other schools in the Sydney region. Debating has also facilitated the development of new and long-lasting friendships for boys in Years 7-12.
ROSTRUM VOICE OF YOUTH PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
This competition provides students with an opportunity to prepare and present a speech on a variety of contemporary and thought-provoking topics competing with students from a variety of schools across Sydney. This competition also allows students to participate and prepare an impromptu (short notice speech) in the Regional, State and National Final levels.
SOUTH COAST PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
A mix of students from Years 7 to 11 represent the College at this competition where students present speeches that are judged by adjudicators from Toastmasters. Always a thoroughly enjoyable event!
MARIST ORATORY COMPETITION
This competition is held annually and involves students presenting speeches on a wide range of topics representing a variety of Marist Schools from NSW. Students in Years 7 to 12 represent the College each year in this event.