2017 Schools' Competition Entry

Entry Deadlines

Schools' Competition Entries Close: Thursday 16 March 2017 (Term 1, Week 7)
Teacher/Coach PD Session Registrations Close: Thursday 2 March 2017 (Term 1, Week 5)
Training Seminar Event Closes: 5 days before each training event
Social Gathering of Coaches/Coordinators Registrations Close: Sunday 9 April 2017 (Term 1, Week 11)

About the Schools’ Competition

In teams of three, students debate four to five times across the season with debates occuring every three weeks at a single venue chosen by the school.

Secondary School teams have the opportunity to participate in a finals series at the end of Term Three.

Teams and Divisions

Students enter as teams of three.
Many teams choose to have an extra team member to allow for student illness and other unforseen commitments.

The competition is divided into seven divisions:

Team Fees

Primary: $135 per team, Yr 8/9: $145 per team, Yr 10-12: $155 per team. School fee: $85.

Rounds and Times of Debates

Debates are held approximately every three weeks during Terms 2 and 3.
Debates begin from 6:40pm.
Times and specific debate details will be released in Term 1.

Number of debates: 5 debates, except Senior and Open divisions which have 4 debates.

Finals: All divisions except Primary School.


Teams can choose the venue they debate at when they enter. See the division availability for each venue below.

Tuesday Year 6/7, Year 8, Year 9 Pembroke Middle School
342 The Parade, KENSINGTON PARK  SA 5068
  Year 5, Year 6/7 Pulteney Grammar School
190 South Terrace, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Wednesday Year 10, Senior, Open Adelaide High School
West Terrace, ADELAIDE  SA  5000
Thursday Year 5, Year 6/7 Grange Schools
39A Jetty Street, GRANGE  SA  5022
  Year 6/7, Year 8, Year 9 Nazareth Catholic College
1 Hartley Road, FLINDERS PARK  SA  5025

2017 Key Dates

Please refer to the calendar.

Professional Development for Teachers

Please see Professional Development Information here.

Training for Students

Please see information regarding training here.

Further Information

James Tran (Administrative Officer) would be delighted to receive your enquiries on 0406 982 012 or email enquiries@debatingsa.com.au.


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