The College has a proud tradition of developing well-known public speakers and this is helped through debating activities. Debating helps to teach individuals many key skills that help them to succeed in life.
At St Patrick’s College, debating is a popular activity which is used to help develop an individual’s ability to participate in public speaking. The College has debating teams competing in most of the Wellington Speaking Unions Interschool Competitions. These teams are very competitive and regularly reach the competition finals.