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Debating at Newtown North

Newtown North Public School participates in two debating competitions run by the DEC Arts Unit: the Premier's Debating Challenge for year 6 students, and the Sydney School Debating Competition for students in year 5. Both of these competitions give students the opportunity to hone their debating skills through inter-school debates. Students participate in training to learn the formal structure and elements of a debate: manner (how you present yourself), matter (the content of your arguments and rebuttal) and method (the rules of debating). Younger students have the chance to watch inter-school debates and we encourage all interested students to participate.