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Public Speaking and Debating

SDSHS QDU debating competition semi-finalists, 2015​

At Sandgate District State High School, public speaking is valued as an important endeavour that allows our students to broaden their horizons and find a voice in the community. 

We view public speaking as vital in developing agency, confidence and valuable communication skills in young people. The skills derived from public speaking serve our students well in their academic, personal, professional and civic interactions during their time at our school and well into the future.


We have a proud history of public speaking at our school, with students participating in and experiencing great success in a range of competitions and events including: 









Contact Mr Steven Pender for information about public speaking at Sandgate District State High School.

Email:   | Phone: 3869 9824​​

SDSHS students pitch ideas to advertising industry experts at the QUT Adspace competition