Oral Language and pupils’ ability to express themselves clearly, with good articulation are essential elements of the primary curriculum. We place great emphasis on persuasive argument or debating, particularly in our senior classes. Our school is once more taking part in the Letterkenny Inter-Schools’ Debating League. This league was started in Letterkenny by our own Ms McGrath, three years ago and our debating skills are improving every year. This year, our team is made up of six boys from 5th and 6th class. They are helped and encouraged by Mrs Cannon. Mr Coll and class teachers, Mrs Dunleavy and Mrs Kavanagh. We are looking forward to some interesting and lively discussions on the proposed topics as we engage with all the local schools.

The motion for the first debate is ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children.’ We are proposing the motion and the debate will be held in the school hall on Thursday, 26th of October.

Meet our team. Jack Meredith, Rehan Anath, Karl Penaredondo, Jack Dullaghan, Caoilinn Whoriskey and Ruairí Gibson.


The School won the debate on Thursday afternoon against a well prepared and capable Gaelscoil team. Well done boys! The team worked very hard and congratulations to the speakers on the day and the backroom team who ably assisted them.

Our next debate motion is……

Childhood has lost its’ joy

This should prove to make an interesting debate with Glenswilly National School team on the 7th of December. The team are already busy preparing assisted by the senior classes.