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Public Speaking & Debating Competitions

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Speaking Schools boasts a storied legacy of delivering exceptional public speaking and debating adjudication services.

Whether it is a one-off opportunity or a fully-fledged tournament, our experienced group of adjudicators are ready to help.

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Rising Voices Public Speaking Championship

We at SSA believe that it's important to not only provide students with the tools they need to become engaging speakers, but the opportunities to show off those talents as well.

Given this, we launched the inaugural Rising Voices Public Speaking Championship in Term #3, 2023. This hybrid online and in-person championship allowed students of all ages to practice their skills in a welcoming yet competitive environment.

Our Rising Voices competition follows successful competitions that Speaking Schools has run over the years, such as the SSA Cup in 2022 and the Sydney Speaking Competition in 2021.

Interschool Debating Competitions

Speaking Schools has been involved at every level of interschool competitions, whether it acting as organisers or simply providing adjudicators.

With our Management Team having been involved as Chief Adjudicators at the highest level of some of Australia's premier interschool debating tournaments (such as Eastside, CAS and FED), not to mention the Australian, Australasian and World University Championships, we are perfectly placed to help organise and run competitions at any level.

If you would like assistance running a competition your school is involved in, please get in touch and we'll see how we can help!

One-off Adjudication Services

In addition to full adjudication services, we also provide one-off online adjudicators for everything from interhouse debates to premier debating competitions where schools are required to provide judges.

Our adjudicators are amongst the best one offer in Australia, and are trained in delivering considered, reasonable and thorough decisions for students of all ages.

If you've got an upcoming debate and require a high quality adjudicator to give your students the best possible feedback, please reach out and we'll put you in touch with someone from our judge pool!

Please note that current rates for one-off adjudicators is $90 + GST per debate.

Competition Training

In addition to running competitions, we also help train students to compete in them!

This can take the form of everything from one-off sessions to taking over the coaching of entire debating or public speaking programs within your child's school.

If you're interested in finding out more about our in-school coaching programs, check out our dedicated webpage.

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How have teachers and competition coordinators found our services?

We have been working with SSA since 2017, running the annual YouDebate competition between AUF schools.

They have been organising all the logistics for the competition, and as a result, the organisation of the competition turned out to be a breeze.

We will continue working with SSA for YouDebate and will be looking forward to other possible collaborations.

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Alper Ciftci, Australian Universal Federation of Education and Culture YouDebate Competition

The team at Speaking Schools Australasia provide us with the invaluable service of managing the adjudicating function of the Islamic Schools Debating Competition. Their responsiveness, adaptability to changing needs and the quality of feedback provided to debaters is a credit to their professionalism.

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Ozan Angin, Irfan College Islamic Schools Debating Competition

Mark and his team from Speaking Schools Australasia were wonderful to work with.

They gave students thorough and insightful feedback on their speaking skills and always communicated in a positive and coherent manner. Their expertise, organisation, and courtesy were very much appreciated. The students got a lot out of working with you during this competition.

Thank you so much, we look forward to working with you in the future.

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Celia Kemeny, Amity College YouDebate Competition
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