Debating has been a popular extracurricular activity at Marist College Penshurst for many years. The College competes in the Regional Catholic Schools Debating Competition, which is comprised of Catholic schools from within our local area.

The Debating season commences in Term 2 and the debates are held every Wednesday afternoon at the College and other schools in the local area. Parents and friends are always more than welcome to attend as audience members. Each year students enthusiastically participate in this challenging and rewarding discipline.

Congratulations to the Year 9, Year 10 and Senior Debating teams. These teams competed in the finals of the Regional Catholic Schools Debating competition hosted by the College on Wednesday 29 June. The results were:

IMG 3857Year 9 - Winner - THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

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Year 10 - Winner

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 Senior - Runner Up


During Term 1 students from Marist Catholic College Penshurst compete in the Catholic Schools Debating (CSDA) Competition. The vast majority of Catholic schools in Sydney participate in this competition. Each year the students from Marist Catholic College perform extremely well with a number of students scoring a place each year. As well as opportunities to represent the College, one of the requirements of the English curriculum is that each year group has a speaking component as part of their assessment in English.  

Marist Oratory

In Term 3 the College participates in the Marist Oratory compeition. This annual event sees Marist Schools from all over the nation come together for one evening to showcase their finest orators. In 2015 Marist Catholic College Penshurst was placed first in this competition, a first for Penshurst. We look forward to continued success in the years ahead.