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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 ›

ABS Debate at Redland


Queremos felicitar a los estudiantes de 2° medio Vicente Carmona, Carlos Oyarce, y Diego Guerra por su participación en el Debate anual de ABS. El encuentro se llevó a cabo el viernes 9 de octubre en The Redland School en Las Condes, Santiago. Los participantes eran de varios colegios de Santiago y Viña del Mar,… Read More ›

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 ›

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 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 ›

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 ›

Big Plans for School Anniversary 2013


The second week of October will be a memorable one.  This year’s school anniversary will bring all kinds of events, and the English Department will play a large part in the festivities. Sports Day will be happening in the morning of Wednesday October 9th where house teams will compete in football, athletics, basketball and volleyball…. 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 ›

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