Debating at Gippsland Grammar is a popular co-curricular activity that is open to all interested students. Students have the opportunity to participate in a statewide competition, run by the Debaters Association of Victoria, which involves travel to Melbourne throughout the year.
Other competitions include the House Debating Competition and inter-school competitions. Additionally, students in Years 7, 8 and 10 also participate in debating as a part of the English curriculum.
Debating requires students to think critically about the world in which they live and to utilise their skills in persuasion, writing, speaking, listening and teamwork to communicate and justify a point of view. It is an ideal extension activity.