College Debaters Talk Up a Storm

August 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Congratulations to our debating teams who have been talking up a storm in recent weeks.

Darryn Ooi, Sarah Bradley and Kandarp Dalai represented the College at the 30th anniversary of the Holyoake Debate hosted by the Pakuranga Rotary Club. Up against Edgewater College, our team successfully negated the moot that ‘This house believes New Zealand should become a republic.’ Such was the standard of the presentation, argument, rebuttal and content that the  judges had a difficult time selecting a winner but the split decision was in favour of Saint Kentigern.

In the Auckland Secondary Schools Debating competition, two our teams have done particularly well to progress through the competition rankings. The teams would love your support at their next events!

The Advanced Premier team of Darryn Ooi, Arun Prakash, Sarah Bradley and Mabel Ye beat Kristin School in the quarter-final successfully negating ‘This house would prevent financial institutions from granting high interest loans to those earning under $40,000’. They will now face Orewa College in the semi-final

Advanced Premier Semi-Final

Saint Kentigern v. Orewa College
Date: Wednesday 28 August
Venue: Westlake Boys
Time: 6.30pm

Our Junior Open team of Kurt Hawkins, Nicholas Allen, Patrick Ye, Joshua Looker and Alexander MacDonald won the Auckland semi-final last night against Pinehurst College successfully negating ‘This house regrets the existence of Valentines Day’ The team now go on to compete in the final next Monday 26 August  the Saint Kentigern College Library against Mission Heights. This is an excellent result from a strong team.

Junior Open Final

Saint Kentigern v. Mission Heights
Date: Monday, 26th August
Venue: Saint Kentigern College Library
Times: 4:30pm – Moot announcement
5:30pm – Debate
7:00pm – Prizegiving

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