Debating, Public Speaking and Tournament of the Mind (TOM)

Debating, Public Speaking and Tournament of the Mind


Mudgee Public has been actively involved in both "The Western Challenge" and Premieres Debating Competition. This year we are competing in the Premiers debating challenge. This debate is a 1 hour preparation debate. students are competing against Dubbo South, Dubbo Central and Dubbo West in zone 3.

Public Speaking

Mudgee Public participates in the Multicultural Public Speaking Competition and the local annual Roger Wotton Public Speaking Competition. Both Stage 2 and Stage 3 students have achieved excellent results in both local and regional competitions. In 2018, Daniel Pegg represented our school for the 2nd time in the regional finals at Wagga.

The Roger Wotten and Kevin Pye Public Speaking competitions are hosted by Mudgee Public School each year.

Tournament of the Minds (TOM) 

Mudgee Public has built up a strong reputation in this creative and challenging extra curricula activity. In 2017, teams performed in both Language Literature and Social Sciences disciplines, with the Social Sciences and Language, Literature teams winning the final and going on to perform at the State Final at the UNSW. The Social Science team was awarded honours at the state competition which is outstanding.

This year 3 teams will again be competing.

Teams were led by Mrs McRae and Mrs Baddock.

The Tournament of Minds competition for 2017- report

"Tournament of Minds exists to encourage the development of creativity and higher-order thinking skills in school students.  It promotes learning through exploring, hypothesising, experimenting and risk taking in response to stimulation challenges It relies on students contributing their energy, ability and skills for the benefit of the team."

On Sunday, August 28th, all members of the teams travelled to Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, to compete with other schools in the Western Region Finals.  All teams performed exceptionally well, with the Language Literature team and Social Science teams winning. Teachers and parents were very proud of the contributions made by all members.

The Tournament of Minds occurs annually and is open to all schools.  For further information, please check out the Tournament of Minds website.

We look forward to the challenges of 2018, which will once again be open for students, at the start of Term 3, 2017.