Debating is very strong at St. John’s College with Senior and Junior debating teams.
2021 Debating at St John’s College
Debating is very strong at St. John’s College with several Senior and Junior debating teams.
Teacher in Charge of Debating: Mrs Lyndie Balfour (coaching Yr 11, 12 and 13)
Junior Debating Coaches: Mrs Carmel Spencer (Yr 9), Mr Michael Pohlenz (Yr 10).
Three Senior Debating Teams (with several reserves).
The Senior A Debating Team: Louis Gaffaney, Joel McIlvenny and James Barr. This team won their debate in the O’Shea Shield in May with an Excellence grade.
Year 13 B Debating Team: Alex Finlayson, Kyle Groner, Joseph Mooney, Sam Thompson and Jonty Unwin.
Year 12 Debating Team: Oscar Cooper, Connor Derham, Noah Kaio and Angus Ross.
Year 11 Intermediate Debating Team: Harry Unwin, Cramer Hannan and Robi Manihera- Dankwa.
Year 10 Debating Team: Peter Hannah, Khan Smith and Zaine Johnson.
Year 9 Debating Team: Archie Stevens, Jayden Mathers, Aditya Kishor and Jet Hapuku.