James Ruse has a fine debating tradition with teams from all grades entered in a number of competitions, training days and gala days. Great success and experience is gained by all selected in these teams who are given expert training by teachers and outside mentors. Debating is also a component of junior English programs with vigorous rivalry evident within class and year groups.
Ms Keira Brooks coordinates debating at James Ruse and is also the Western Sydney Regional coordinator.
Debating is also run as an enrichment activity after school for interested students.