Debating & Public Speaking


Riverview has an excellent reputation in Debating, a tradition that has been a significant aspect of College life for more than 130 years. Students participate in the GPS, CSDA, ISDA, SDN and Rotary Competitions. In addition Riverview competes in an annual Jesuit Debating Carnival.

Public Speaking

A six week Public Speaking course for beginners runs on the Regis Campus each term, focusing on boys in Years 5 and 6 who just need that personal start towards feeling more comfortable talking in front of others. 

Students in the Senior School participate in the CSDA’s Public Speaking Competition, which draws hundreds of speakers from more than 60 schools annually, as well as in the Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition, established in 1935 as a competition in impromptu speaking for all GPS and CAS schools.