Lunchtime Debate

We offer lunchtime debate classes in schools for groups of 8-12 students in Grades 5&6 and Grades 7&8. Beginner and Intermediate classes are offered.

Beginner class goals are for students to: learn the format and rules of Parliamentary Style Debate by doing – all students will participate in multiple debates; to understand and implement the principles of A-R-E argument formation; to understand the role and purpose of a rebuttal.

Intermediate class goals are for students to extend their knowledge from previous sessions with both prepared and impromptu debate topics. Greater emphasis will be placed on logic and on delivery while students learn to flex their debating skills.

Course fees are $35 per student for 6 weekly lunch hour sessions of 40 min.

Sessions are limited to those listed below for the coming 2018-2019 school year.

Please note: Classes are capped at 10 registered students with up to 2 additional spots available for free tuition for those in need of assistance (at the school administrator’s discretion).  These courses are to be booked through the school office, with the approval of the school principal.  Parents, please consult with your school council or principal to express your interest in these courses. Parents are also encouraged to consider our Evening Courses.

Fall 2018 Class Times

Session 1:

Tuesdays Sept 18th – Oct 23rd – reserved St. Catharine of Siena

Wednesdays Sept 19th – Oct 24th.

Session 2:

Tuesdays Nov 6th – Dec 11th – reserved St. Catharine of Siena

Wednesdays Nov 7th – Dec 12th

Thursdays Nov 8th – Dec 13th


Winter 2019 Class Times

Session 1:

Tuesdays Jan 8th – Feb 12th

Wednesdays Jan 9th – Feb 13th

Thursdays Jan 10th – Feb 14th

Session 2:

Tuesdays Feb 26th – April 9th

Wednesdays Feb 27th – April 10th

Thursdays Feb 28th – April 11th

(No class the week of March Break)


Spring 2019 Class Times

Tuesdays April 23rd – May 28th

Wednesdays April 24th – May 29th

Thursdays April 25th – May 30th

To inquire about debate courses for your school please fill out the form below:

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