Debating and Public Speaking News

Debating Association of Victoria (DAV) Debating Round 5 and Playoff Results

ROUND 5

Round 5 was a ‘mixed bag’ for De La Salle debating teams. Whilst consistent in their hard‐work, dedication and professionalism, two teams narrowly missed a win. Both wins went to our affirmative sides – Year 9 (Team 1) and Year 11. At the end of the fixture, however, two of our four teams were successful in reaching the first round of finals – the playoffs. The regular lunch time meetings, planning and preparation paid off! It must also be noted that our D Grade (Year 9) Team 1 completed the season flawlessly, winning every round.

Year 9

That all students should learn about a variety of religions in school.

(De La Salle – Affirmative Team)

Team 1: Daniel Papalia, Nick Warren, Jacob Ellul WIN

(De La Salle – Negative Team)

Team 2: Panos Menidis, Rodny Garrido, Blair Hopkins LOSS (1pt)

 

Year 11

That we should ban advertising aimed at children.

(De La Salle – Affirmative Team)

Team 1: Thomas Ponissi, Sri Kumar, Keelan Tambimuttu WIN

Best Speaker: Thomas Ponissi

Year 12

That we should focus on adapting to climate change rather than its prevention.

(De La Salle – Negative Team)

Team 1: Thomas Ponissi, Matthew Mottola, Xavier‐Joseph de La Masse‐Homsy LOSS (1pt)

Best Speaker: Wesley

End of fixture ladders

DAV PLAYOFFS

De La Salle are through to the next round of finals!

Congratulations to Year 9 Team 1 and the Year 11 team for making it through into the playoffs and winning both of their debates! We are now through to the next round of finals!

Year 9

That we should bring the politicians standard of living to the median wage.

(De La Salle – Affirmative Team)

Team 1: Daniel Papalia, Jacob Ellul, Panos Menidis WIN

Best Speaker: Panos Menidis

Year 11

That schools should be liable for bullying that occurs on school grounds.

(De La Salle – Affirmative Team)

Team 1: Thomas Ponissi, Sri Kumar, Liam Ramirez WIN

Best Speaker: Thomas Ponissi

ACC Intermediate Debating and Public Speaking Results

On Wednesday 29 July, Ms Kate McIlroy took eight De La Salle students to Parade College to compete in the ACC Intermediate Debating and Public Speaking Competition. We maintained a confident position within the Division 1 Debating, finishing 4th overall and a creditable 5th position for Public Speaking.

The following boys are to be commended on their efforts:

Jordan Burns
Nick Warren
Daniel Papalia
Rodny Garrido
Gianluca Intermerato
Jacob Ellul
Ethan Tambimuttu
Panos Menidis

ACC Intermediate Debating and Public Speaking Results

Ms Olivia Wenczel
LATL English

 

 

 

 

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