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debatingDebating is the oldest and most popular co-curricular activity at the school. One hundred and forty girls from Year 7 to 12 participate in the program. Debating is open to all students  regardless of experience. The girls enrolled in the program participate in twenty weeks of training by expert debaters and are eligible to participate  in the many competitions that the school enters.

We participate in the Eastside Competition, The Premier’s Cup Competition and all competitions offered by the universities. Students who do debating pay an annual fee that covers training and entry fees.

Sydney Girls has an excellent reputation in debating. We have won the Sydney University Cup, the Eastside Cup for Years 7,8, 9 and 11, the cup for best in NSW for Years 8,10 and 12 and every year our students are represented in the Combined High Schools’ teams for Years 11/12 and 9/10. Three of our students have been selected to the NSW State team and two have been team captain.