An opportunity for students to develop both their speaking and reasoning skills.

Contact Details

Teacher(s) Involved:

Mr. Alex Birchall



Student Coordinator(s)


Meeting times or event scheduled dates: See daily notices for info

Location: See daily notices for info

Debating gives students practice at developing an argument, as well as a chance to present their ideas in front of others.

With several different levels of challenge, Rangitoto College has a place for everyone interested in debating. The Open competitions for both juniors and seniors provide a space for those new to debating or looking for a more casual way to work on their presenting skills. Those looking for a more competitive experience can join the Premier Junior and Premier Advanced teams, which take on competitions such as the East Coast Bays Annual Rotary Debate and have seen students go on to participate in the New Zealand Schools’ Competition.

Rangitoto Summit Diploma

The criteria towards this being added onto your student profile is

  • being a member of a debating team
  • attend more than 50% of team meetings
  • participate in at least one interschool debate.

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564 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0630
New Zealand