Melba College boasts a strong debating culture with individuals and teams having claimed State Champion and State Runner-up titles in the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Schools Competition.
Debating is an outstanding way to boost confidence and develop skills in:
- public speaking
- communication, influencing and persuading
- critical thinking, problem solving, analysis and synthesis
- research and writing
The program also promotes social engagement with students and teachers at Melba and from other schools.
Years 9-12 students can participate in the DAV Ringwood Region Program
Years 7-8 students can opt into the DAV Junior Secondary Program. Melba College hosts this event.
Each team works closely with a coach (teacher) and experienced student mentors.
All students are welcome to benefit from the learning afforded in this academic and socially vibrant forum.
Senior Debating Team