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ABSCH Debate at The Grange School

October 25, 2017

On Friday, October 20th, The Mackay students Benjamín Bravo, Vicente Ahumada, and Vicente Gonzalez traveled with the St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s schools to the Grange school in Santiago in order to take part in the ABSCH Debate Day. This was a friendly debate competition designed to teach students about the terms and strategies of… Read More ›

Debate Round 2

On October 14th, the debate team travelled to Santiago to participate in the Rounds 3 and 4 of the ESU Competition. The first round the team faced off against the Villa Maria Academy, and had the even tougher task of opposing the motion, “This House Believes that the m

ESU Debate Begins

The debate competition season for the Mackay school has officially begun! On Saturday September 30th, members of the Mackay debate team traveled to the Villa María Academy in Santiago to participate in the first round of the 2017 ESU Debate competition. After greeting members of the 11 other participating schools, Mackay Debaters Benjamin Bravo, Vicente… Read More ›

Ugarte and Gonzalez at the ESU Writing Competition

On Thursday, September 28th, Vicente Gonzalez and Borja Ugarte traveled to Santiago to perform in the 2017 ESU Writing Competition. After exploring the beautiful and historic Museum Recoleta, Vicente and Borja  were informed of their prompt: using no more than 800 words, create an original story involving one object and one site within the historic… Read More ›

Champions of the 2nd Annual ACPE English Debate

During the weekend of November 4th and 5th, The Mackay School English Debate Team astounded all participating schools at the 2nd Annual ACPE Debate Tournament at St. Dominic School. Across 2 long, gruelling days of debating, our team is proud to say that we are the reigning champions this year! On Friday, November 4th, Vicente… Read More ›

ABS Debate 2016: Issues Facing Chile

A group of motivated 2nd Medio students had the opportunity to participate in the ABS debate encounter last Friday, October 21st, at St. Margaret’s school. Together with students from British schools from Viña del Mar and Santiago, they debated problems that could potentially affect Chilean society in the future. The first motion of the  day… Read More ›

World Scholars Cup 2016

Durante el fin de semana del 12-13 de marzo, 2016, un grupo de seis estudiantes compitieron en Santiago en el World Scholar’s Cup, con el anfitrión Colegio Internacional Nido de Águilas. Este evento se lleva a cabo en docenas de países en todo el mundo donde el Inglés no es el idioma oficial. Las habilidades… Read More ›

ACPE English Debate Tournament

  Diez equipos de distintas regiones del país, sesenta estudiantes con un buen nivel de ingles, y un amplio rango de temas controversiales fueron parte del primer torneo de debate en inglés de la fundación ACPE. El torneo se llevó a cabo en la tarde del 2 de octubre y el día 3 de octubre… Read More ›

Final ESU Debate Event

The Mackay School to host second stop of ESU Debate Tournament

Representatives of the Mackay School English Department and Debate Team are happy to announce that the second day of competition for the English Speaking Union Chile (ESU) 2014 Debate Tournament will be held at right here at home in the Mackay School. Participants and coaches from at least nine different schools will make the trip… Read More ›

ESU Debate Day 1

Eight senior students of the Mackay School travelled to Santiago last Friday to participate in the first day of debate competition in the 2014 ESU Chile Debate tournament, which was held at Colegio Villa Maria in Las Condes. In the first debate, newcomers Vicente Carmona, Felipe Fuentes and Javier Elgueta proposed the prepared motion: This… Read More ›

Mackay Debate Team takes 4th place in UNAB tournament. Sir Carey named best captain.

The 6th annual UNAB tournament came to a close last weekend in Las Condes with all kinds of thrills and emotions. The Mackay team squared off against Lincoln Academy, and the motion was THB government policies have influenced Mapuche violence.  Mackay students presented an excellent case, providing examples of historical land use policies that have caused anger… Read More ›

Mackay Debate Team moves on to the Final round in UNAB tournament!

  It was the first ¨real¨ wintery day of 2014 with snow covered mountains in Santiago and flooded streets in Viña del Mar, and the Mackay School Debate Team was on the road at 6.15 AM ready for another round in the 8th annual UNAB Interescolares English Debate.  On this particular Saturday June 7th, Mackay had… Read More ›

Mackay Debate Team passes into the play-off round at UNAB competition

Several Mackay students from years 9 to 12 made the choice to spend their last three Saturday mornings waking up really early to catch the van to Santiago and compete in the 6th Annual UNAB Interescolares English Debate at the Campus Casona in Las Condes. In their first meeting against Santiago College de Barnechea, the motion… Read More ›

Mackay students making their presence known at 2014 ESU Public Speaking

Mackay Fourth medio student Joaquin Oporto and Third medio student David Flint left an impression on the audience in this year´s English Speaking Union Chile Public Speaking Competition.  This year´s theme was taken directly from Albert Einstein´s famous quote Imagination is more important than knowledge. Oporto´s speech about divergent thinking as a true testament or measure of human… Read More ›

Mackay will celebrate British Week in style!

The days leading into Easter Long Weekend this year will be filled with all kinds of awesome events and activities here at The Mackay School.  British week is coming!  And the English Department is not holding back one bit!  On Tuesday April 15th, they are going to kick it all off with a really cool opening ceremony… Read More ›

Mackay Debate Team 2014 – Let´s Go!

Dear Students, The English Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in debate and who has a good level of English to come on out and participate with the debate team this year! CHECK OUT THIS COOL FLYER!! ENGLISH DEBATE TEAM 2014 flyer (logo) ENGLISH DEBATE TEAM 2014 The benefits of participating in… Read More ›

Third medio students in ABS Debate

Mackay third medio students Joaquin Rodriguez, Bryan Delgado and Alberto Garcia participated in the Association of British Schools Debate Event, which was hosted by St. Paul´s school and held at Club Español de Reñaca last Friday. The event gave students an excellent opportunity to practice their critical thinking and public speaking skills as it was… Read More ›

Robertson, first place in the interhouse debate event!

Last Thursday, Mackay third and four medio students faced each other in the Inter house Debate Event, which took place at the auditorium and audiovisual room in the form of simultaneous debates. In the audiviosual room the motion was “this house would legalize the sale of human organs”. The Somerscales team represented by Matthew Faille, Magini… Read More ›

Drama Club: One Ring to Rule Them All…

Last monday, Middle Earth came to life for the first time at The Mackay School, as our English Drama Club presented our own theatre adaptation of the beloved tale by British author J. R. R. Tolkien: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” It tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a young… Read More ›

Mackay Finishes in Quarterfinals at UNAB English Debate

After a rather up and down performance the Mackay School Debate Team lost its quarterfinal match against the Grange School in the fifth annual UNAB English Debate tournament on Saturday June 1st.  The motion for the debate was “Police should use paintballs in riots” which was not exactly an easy topic, and Mackay was side… Read More ›

Second UNAB Debate

Mackay students Mingi Park, Kei Sone and Rodrigo Yañez all spoke in the second debate of the UNAB English Debate competition on Saturday May 18th.  Mackay School Debate Team member Sebastain Barriga was also present at the event supporting his team. The motion for the debate was “This house believes that private schools should give… Read More ›

First UNAB Debate

On Saturday May 11th, the Mackay School Debate Team competed in their first event of the year against Colegio Carampague de Talagante at the Universidad Andrés Bello English Debate at the Casona Central, Las Condes.  Mackay third medio students Joaquín Oporto, Sebastián Barriga and Thomas Reynolds were the appointed speakers, while first medio students Kei Sone, Rodrigo Vallejo, Pablo… Read More ›

Debate Team 2013

Have you ever thought about giving speeches?  Are you a critical thinker?  Do you like to express your opinion? If so, then you should consider joining the debate team at Mackay. This year the debate team will practice on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.  Regular competitions with great prizes will be held throughout the year, which… Read More ›