Calanna Debating Competition
Each year, inter-school debating provides the opportunity for students to participate in the junior or senior debating competition. Teams of three students compete against other schools in the region, taking on a variety of ‘affirmative’ or ‘negative’ sides for a range of debating topics.
Debating is a terrific opportunity for students, especially school leaders, to gain confidence in public speaking, express ideas, and build skills for working in a team.
The Tropical North Learning Academy Smithfield State High School has participated in this debating competition for many years with great success.