Alexandra High School has a long and proud history in the Pietermaritzburg Debating League. Our learners have won the Pietermaritzburg Grand Finals in all age groups and speakers often rank in the city’s top 3. Alex speakers represented the province at a national level, at the South African National School’s Debating Championship.
Teams in each age group (Grade 8, Junior, Senior) face rival schools in the Pietermaritzburg Debating League such as Hilton College, Epworth, TWC, Maritzburg College and St Annes.
Debates are adjudicated objectively by teachers and independent adjudicators from schools that are a part of the league. Teams consist of three learners each and every speaker has a unique role to play in edging their team onwards to victory.
Training takes place twice a week, as follows:
Monday 2:45pm to 4:30pm – Grade 8
Wednesday 2pm to 5pm – Juniors & Seniors
Friday 2pm to 3:30pm – ALL TEAMS
Debates happen weekly during the season.
2018 DEBATING SCHEDULE: Term 3
Wednesday 25 July Quarter Finals – ALL Leagues Grace College
Thursday 26 July Quarter Finals – Grade 8 St Charles
Wednesday 1 August Semi Finals – ALL Leagues St Nicholas (TBC)
Wednesday 15 August PMB Finals for ALL Leagues St John’s