WADL Debating… Round 1

It was the first night of the 2020 Western Australia Debating League (WADL) season and our teams were in action, competing with other local schools. Our novices got their first taste of WADL debating by getting their teeth stuck into whether politics should be a compulsory subject in high school. Our seasoned senior debaters wrestled with the complex role NATO plays in world affairs. With Rookie Debating to come next term (as well as Interhouse Debating), public speaking is alive and well at St Stephen’s!

Howie Jackeway

Head of Learning Area – English & Languages

Novice team:

Ben Hayes

Rachel Ford

Amelie van Wyk

Kari Whitelock

Senior team:

Cara-Anne Kerr

Alysha MacAdam

Emma Charteris




Harmony Week 2018

To mark Harmony Day 2018 Yr 10 students attended the 2018 Harmony Week Debate at Subiaco Arts Centre. The topic was “Is cultural diversity a threat to the Australian way of life.”

The moderated debate featured students from WA’s five universities and the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA).

Clay Osbourne

Year 7 Teacher

“Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.” – Sallust