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Rise & Shine Debating (formerly Gozone Debating) is based in Perth, Western Australia. We offer outside-school-hours and tailored in-class debating programs, in-house and interschool debate events and adjudication within Perth. We provide professional learning opportunities for teachers and coaches in Perth and regional areas, as well as consultancy and debating resources Australia-wide

Would you like to see debating happening in your school? 

Are you looking for ways to advantage 

your child?

Benefits of Debating



Developing public speaking skills helps students overcome fears and provides lifelong benefits.


High School Preparation

Debating can help upper primary students prepare for the challenges of high school.



Debating encourages students to stand up for what they believe in and have their say at any age.



Debating nurtures skills that are needed for success in tomorrow's workplace, providing advantage for a child's future.


Academic Skills

Debating involves skills that are useful in most areas of academic pursuit and most careers.


Thinking Skills

Debating helps develop strong problem-solving capacities as well as creative, critical and complex thinking skills.


People Skills

Debating teaches collaboration, communication, empathy, and other important people skills.  


Integrated Learning

Debating helps students learn through practical life experience across a range of subject areas. 

7 Skills for Success According to Google

In 2013, Google decided to test how their hiring and firing process was working. The results of 'Project Oxygen' surprised everyone. It turns out that of the eight most important skills at Google, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) expertise came in last.


The 7 top skills that Google (and many other employers) now look for in employees are: being a good coach, empathy and collaboration, communicating well, social awareness, critical thinking, problem-solving and connecting complex ideas. 


These are exactly the skills we develop through Rise & Shine Debating, along with other vital skills for 21st century success in life and learning. 

Download our free e-book

"Super-fun Oration 

Games for the Classroom."

Download our free report
"The 12 Most Essential Skills for Future Success." 

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." 

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, argument and debate.” 

Elizabeth Martley
Parent of Natalie, debating student

Debating is so much fun with Lesli and the Rise & Shine team. The coaches have a good sense of humour and a love of teaching that helps children connect with them quickly and engage with all things debating. They learn the art of debating in a constructive and non-judgemental environment.  My daughter loves the classes, learns so much and is gaining a lot more self-confidence.

Helene Fisher
Teacher & Debating Coach

I am constantly inspired to see the emerging self-assurance of students who take part in Rise & Shine debating classes. Clearly, its one-of-a-kind approach makes for building 
confidence among students in developing and speaking their own ideas. I invariably find that students' self-expression and their joy in having their ideas valued adds up to what can only be well-founded self-confidence for their life ahead.

Karen Andrews
Parent of Year 6 debating student

My daughter has loved her debating classes in Years 5 & 6 and I have seen her confidence and skills blossom over that time. It has been wonderful to see her progress with every debate event and I have appreciated the focus on helping students improve every time they debate. I'm sure the skills she's learned through debating will stand her in good stead for high school next year. 

Farewell cherished colleague and friend - Saani Bennetts

To all our parents, students, schools.
I am very sad to inform you that Saani Bennetts
our amazing web designer, coach
and administrator has passed over.

It is very hard to imagine how I will manage
without her after working together
for 15 years, Saani's experience, patience
and creativity were essential to
Rise & Shine's development. 

Just today, I used your template from last year to create our
Inter-school Debate Schedule.  Thanks dear friend.