Debating – Hawks (Years 5 – 6)


9:00am to 3:00pm

The King's School, Parramatta

14 - 15 January 2019


9:00am to 3:00pm

The Shore School, North Sydney

16 - 17 January 2019


9:00am to 3:00pm

Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park

23 - 24 January 2019


Course Overview

This two-day course for students with some debating experience allows them to consolidate their knowledge, hone their debating skills and gain exposure to interesting and pertinent topics. The course is modular in nature, and the coach picks and chooses the most appropriate theory sessions to suit the group before them.

As with all of our programs, class sizes are kept small to ensure that students have ample opportunity to practice their skills and to receive regular individualised feedback from one of our experienced coaches.


Experience Levels

Our Debating Hawks course is a continuers program.

It is designed for students that:

  • are already part of their school’s debating team, and have been taking part in debating training at their school for at least six months;
  • have previously attended our Hummingbirds Debating course; or
  • have attended Hawks Debating course previously, and want to come back for some more practice!

If your child doesn’t have much experience, we would recommend they undertake our holiday or term Hummingbirds Debating course. If in doubt, please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to discuss which course is most appropriate for your child!


Main Objectives

Over the duration of this course, students will:

  • be given multiple opportunities to practice their skills over various practice debates;
  • receive personal feedback from an experienced coach that can be applied in the following debate; and
  • have exposure to various concepts and ideas with the view to improving their understanding of debating as a whole.


Should I repeat the Hawks Debating program?

The Hawks Debating program is designed so it can be completed again and again.

The content of our Hawks Debating course changes from holiday to holiday to ensure that no two courses are the same. Our experienced coaches tailor the material to the individual circumstances of the students who enrol in any given holiday, and make sure that everyone gets the most out of the program.

As such, students will gain some new insights and skills every time they undertake this course!


Can I do both the Public Speaking and Debating holiday programs?

Students are more than welcome to undertake both the Public Speaking and Debating holiday (and term) programs.

Whilst students are able to develop their confidence and speaking skills participating in either, both are very different skills, and are taught in different ways. Please get in touch if you’re interested in learning more about the differences between public speaking and debating!


What term program is best after Debating Hawks?

If your child has already had a go at our Public Speaking Hawks holiday course, we would still recommend that they do our Term Public Speaking Hummingbirds or Term Debating Hawks programs – the activities used in for both is very different to our holiday program, and students are bound to get plenty out of the course!


Do you accept Creative Kids Vouchers?

Yes! Click on the image below to learn how to redeem your $100 voucher.

Price : $240.00 $220.00

Repeatable : Multiple Times

Length : 2 Days

Max Ratio : 8:1

Max Availability : 16

Time : 9:00am to 3:00pm

Difficulty : Experienced

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