Speech & Debating

Baxter Poetry

King's has had a long history of success in the public speaking arena with our students regularly entering various local and regional competitions. King's also plays host every year to the Otago Junior Speech Competition which attracts Year 9 & 10 students from all over the Otago region. 

Debating is another popular outlet for those boys who enjoy public speaking but prefer to work in a team. Our teams compete against other boys' schools during inter-school competitions and we send at least one senior team to the annual Russell McVeagh Debating Championships. Debating has also become a much anticipated fixture in the inter-house competition and in the Junior English programme where classes compete against each other in an end of year 'debate-off'.