Raffles Debaters

Raffles Debaters



If you have ever debated, you would know how intense the pursuit is—your every move scrutinised by your adversaries, the verdict resting on your ability to think on your feet, not just about how to defeat the opponent, but also to win over hearts and minds in the process.

Debates are an avenue for us to explore the conundrums that can cleave a society, to inspect and interrogate arguments that have significant impact on important policy-making. It is this impetus towards developing a better, more reflexive society that sustains debaters.

But it does not matter whether you have experience debating or are totally new to it. It is the passion to develop yourself as a critical thinker and compelling speaker that is essential in debating— and that’s what we are looking for. If you think you’ve got it, join us today.

Teacher Mentors

Mr Bernard Koh
Mrs Heryanti Suhaimy

Achievements & Highlights

Debate Association Debating Championships 2018
RI - 1st
Matthew Tan Tze Yang (Individual 1st), Bharath Anantham (Individual 4th) and Kenneth
Poh Wen Qiang (Individual 3rd)

Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships 2018
RI - 1st
Bharath Anantham (Individual 1st), Matthew Tan Tze Yang (Individual 2nd), Kenneth Poh
Wen Qiang (Individual 3rd)

Raffles Debating Academy U-14 Invitationals 2018
RI - 1st
Loh Chee Seng Elgin (Individual 5th)

Hwa Chong Institution Debate Invitationals 2018
RI - Semifinalists

Singapore International Schools Debate League 2018
RI - Semifinalists
Bharath Anantham (Individual 4th), Kenneth Poh Wen Qiang (Individual 8th) and
Rohan Sundaram (Individual 8th)