• NSW Department of Education

Hunter Central Coast students debate with the best

Hunter Central Coast schools have claimed one first place and one runners-up place in the prestigious annual NSW Premier’s Debating Challenge.


Callaghan College Waratah’s debating team of four Year 8 students are state champions in the Stage 4 category, and Terrigal Public School’s senior team finished as runners-up in the Stage 3 category of the knock-out competition.

Waratah’s team of Tesla Moore, Rifah Shaeera, Emarehi Okhawere and Chelsea Young were coached by Teacher Librarian Brody Seferovic and Head Teacher Jessica Rose, and defeated Armidale Secondary College in the final, successfully arguing the negative to the motion that ‘Australia should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China’.