Our first week of School began with the exciting news that four of our debaters have been invited to try out for the Victorian Schools Team: Georgie Sitch, Demi Markakis, Juliet Grant and Kavina Kalaichelvam.

Victorian Schools Team Georgie Sitch, Demi Markakis, Juliet Grant and Kavina Kalaichelvam have been invited to tryout as well as Sophie Seng Hpa, Annabel Pryse and Lucy Porter who are also trying out for the Team

At the beginning of every year, the DAV holds trials to select students for the Victorian Schools Team (VST). Those who are successful in making the team are able to represent Victoria at the National Schools Debating Championships (held this year in Sydney) and some even go on to represent Australia at the World Championships. While the trials are open to any interested students, the DAV sends personal invitations to a selection of high performing debaters from the previous year; the girls above are considered consistently strong debaters in their Grade.

Trials will be held on Sunday 12 February at St Kevin’s College, Toorak and we wish our students well in their efforts.


Mrs Mary-Anne Keratiotis, Debating and Public Speaking Coordinator