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Established in 2015, the St. Gabriel’s Drama and Debate Society aims to provide a platform for students to develop their skills of acting, script writing, production management, debating, public speaking and many more. The twice weekly sessions provide students with many opportunities to delve into and discuss issues that interest them through critical –thinking and problem-solving skills. With these discussions, they are able to present their views more confidently through drama or debate. Within a short span, our Drama and Debate Society has developed greatly and reached milestones in our journey. 

We firmly believe in nurturing and grooming our students to discover their talents. 
In their four years that they spend with us, our members will develop into confident and articulate gentlemen who have the passion to realise their dreams and bring their artistic visions to life. At the end of their secondary school journey, we hope that every member will be able to advocate, influence and effect a lasting and meaningful change in the lives of people around them

Teachers-in-charge
Ms Farah Zeeba 
Mrs Mary Stevenson
Ms Jo-Anne Seet

Training Schedule
Practice sessions in 2019 on:
  • Wed : 3.30 pm - 6pm (Secondary 1)
  • Fri            : 2.15pm - 5.30pm (Secondary 2 – 5)
  • Venue         : I&E room (Drama)
                              Language room (Debate)

Dates and timings are subject to change during Singapore Youth Festival/major debate tournament periods.

Achievements
Achievements and Awards:
  • 2019
    • SYF (Drama) – Certificate of Distinction

  • 2018
    • Human Values Drama Festival – Finalist/Winner of ‘Best Script Award’
    • Raffles U-14 Invitational Debate Tournament – Quarter-Finalist

  • 2017
    • SYF (Drama) – Certificate of Accomplishment
    • Singapore National Literature Festival (Choral reading) – Champion
    • Plain English Speaking Award – Semi-finalist

  • 2016
    • Human Values Drama Festival
    • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Div III - First Runner-up/Qualified for Div II
    • Division III Debating Championships – Overall Champion
    • Mock British Parliamentary Debate Tournament – Overall Champion

Performances/Participation:
  • 2019
    • Speech Day Emcees/Choral Recital 
    • National Day Video
    • Debate Association Debating Championships 
    • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships 

  • 2018
    • Speech Day Emcees/Choral Recital
    • Founder’s Day Video
    • Cyber-Bullying Assembly Programme for Citizenship & Character Education
    • Human Values Drama Festival
    • Debate Association Debating Championships
    • Raffles U-14s Debate Tournament
    • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships

  • 2017
    • Singapore Youth Festival
    • Speech Day choral recital
    • National Day NS50 performance
    • Teachers’ Day performance
    • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships
    • Singapore American School Friendly Debate Tournament

  • 2016
    • Speech Day video
    • National Day SG100 performance
    • Teachers’ Day video
    • Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships
    • Mock British Parliamentary Debate Tournament