Debating Competition

On Thursday 14th April four teams from years 7 and 8 and 10 attended Springwood High to compete in the finals of the Blue Mountains Debating competition. The competition began at the start of the year with teams from years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The final was the culmination of three hotly contested rounds against: Winmalee High School, Korowal, Blue Mountains Grammar, Springwood High School and Xavier Catholic College.

After some challenging debates, with topics distributed on the day and only one hour preparation,
our Year 8 team St Columba's One (consisting of Sophie Breytenbach, Frank Duignan, Allie Hindley and Simone Cooper) and our year ten team (consisting of Samantha Black, NatashO'Keefe, Jessie McMaster and Rachel Florey) were victorious, winning the grand finals. The commitment and skills of these young people are an absolute credit to our College and we congratulate them on their success.