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Debate Circle

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About

In SJC’s Debate Circle, we aim to create a communications culture through exposure. Every member in SJC’s Debate Circle undergoes rigorous training that develops her critical and creative thinking skills. Starting off with acquiring current affairs knowledge and general public speaking skills for all, members progress to specialise in public speaking, competitive debating, problem solving, or programme management. Students develop their communication and leadership skills over the years. Senior members are trained to teach and mentor their juniors. At the end of their 4 or 5 years with Debate Circle, students are enriched and leave as confident and eloquent individuals.

Objectives

  • To develop critical thinkers and confident speakers
  • To develop students who are socially aware and up to date with current affairs
  • To develop students’ leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in teams

Activities

  • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship
  • Invitational Inter-Schools Debating Competitions
  • Community Problem Solving (CmPS) Competition
  • National Public Speaking Competition
  • Discussion of current affairs

CCA Information

Time
    • Wednesday & Friday, 3.45 pm to 6:15 pm.
Venue 
    • I&E Room (E02-01) 
Teacher-in-charge
    • Ms Sarah Sharmini d/o Rajam (IC)
    • Mrs Rachel Tan

Achievements

Year
Name of Competition
Division/Category
Achievement
2019
Hua Yi Debate Invitational
Silver Division
1st Runner-Up
2018
Raffles Under-14s Debating Championship
Silver Division
1st Place
Community Problem Solving Competition
Open
Finalist
National Public Speaking Competition
Open
8th Position
2017
National Public Speaking Competition 2017
Secondary Category
4th Place
2016
National Public Speaking Competition 2016
Secondary Category
4th Place
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