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Debating Circle


Riverlites will develop oratorical skills and an appreciation of current issues.



Riverlites are eloquent and confident speakers.


Brief Overview

Pupils are trained in a wide range of debate topics, techniques and formats. Debate improves critical thinking, argumentation and public speaking skills as pupils learn to think clearly under pressure, analyse complex arguments and speak with confidence. Debate also opens the mind to different points of views and fosters a critical understanding of current affairs.


Debate tournaments/workshops that we participate in:


1) Wits & Words


2) ACJC Debate Masterclass


3) RI Debate 101 Workshop


4) MGS Debate Tournament


5) RI Invitationals

Day & Time


Teacher In Charge

Levels Involved

Friday 7.45am - 9.15am

P5 Integrity Classroom

Mr Md Razif Ansari

Mdm Vicki Wan


Debating Circle - Winning Team 2017

Our Winning Team 2017

Saying farewell to our inspirational team from WitsNWords

Saying farewell to our inspirational team from WitsNWords


Food for fuel!

Food for fuel!


In Action!

In Action!

Our Achievements


1. Primary School Debate Open 2015: Best Speaker Award - Noelle Ho Xing Yun
2. RI Invitationals 20154th placing
3. Wits & Words 2015: Division 1, North Zone - Top 5 school
4. Wits & Words 2016Quarter Finalists - Top 5 North Zone
Best Speakers (Prelim Rounds)  
- Chockalingam Ashwinshiva
- Babu Sanjaay

5. PSDO 2016Best Speakers (Prelim Rounds)
- Lim Si Yuan
- Chester Per

6. RI Inter Primary School Debate Invitationals 2016:
Best Speaker (Prelim Rounds)
- Lim Si Yuan

7. RI Invitationals 2017
Best Speaker (Prelim Rounds)
- Shreniti Krishna