This web site has been set up to aid teachers, students, parents and interested members involved in the Catholic Schools Debating Association. The CSDA has had a long history of success in raising the awareness of public speaking and debating in Catholic schools since 1968. We endeavour to maintain this proud tradition and promote a healthy competitive and social spirit in our young men and women.
Here are the dates for the 2017 public speaking and debating competitions.
Draw for CSDA Metropolitan Debating 2017 Rounds 1 & 2
Draw for CSDA Metropolitan Debating 2017 Rounds 3 & 4
Draw for CSDA Metropolitan Debating 2017 Round 5
Draw for CSDA Metropolitan Debating 2017 Round 6
Draw for CSDA Metropolitan Debating 2017 Elimination 2 and Quarter Finals
Semi-Final Venues with Schools
Results of the 2017 Metropolitan Debating Competition to date
Results of the competition held on March 17.
Results of the competition
Here are photos of teams that took part in the finals competition on Friday 29 July.
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.