Student Information

Students who are preparing to take part in the public speaking or debating competitions offered by the Catholic Schools Debating Association might find the following links useful.


Public Speaking Competition rules

Topics for the 2016 metropolitan public speaking competition

Debating Competition rules

CSDA guidelines for the use of computers, audiovisual equipment and privacy. These guidelines need to be read in conjunction with the rules of the relevant competition (debating or public speaking) and amplify the section in the rules dealing with the use of audiovisual equipment, cameras, mobile phones and other internet-capable devices. The guidelines spell out the responsibilities of all who take part in a CSDA event and the consequences of a breach.

Debating Adjudicator’s Guidelines latest version

Public Speaker guidelines.

Debater guidelines.

Notes on yardstick debates.

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