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April 2018

Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 1

Tuesday 3 April 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
Free

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running 3 nighttime training sessions to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required. You must attend all three Tuesday sessions to complete the training. If you cannot attend the three Tuesday sessions…

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Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 2

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia

This is the second day in a series of adjudicator training workshops. Please register via Day 1 here.

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Adjudicator Training Weekday Series Day 3

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia

This is the third day in a series of adjudicator training workshops. Please register via Day 1 here.

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July 2018

Debating Adjudicator Training (July Saturday session)

Saturday 28 July 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
Free

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required.

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March 2019

Debating Primary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Wednesday 6 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$60.00

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: 1. Introduction to debating and expectations of students. 2. Guiding students to brainstorm and organise arguments. 3. Use of evidence and statistics. 4. Brief introduction to fallacies. 5. Rebuttal techniques for students. A certificate of attendance for 3 PL hours including AITSL standards will be provided to all participants. Can’t make the workshop time or need something different? Debating SA can also come to your…

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Debating Secondary Teacher/Coach Professional Learning

Thursday 7 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$60.00

Aimed at coaches for the Schools’ Competition this workshop will focus on the following topics: 1. Introduction to debating and expectations of students. 2. Guiding students to brainstorm and organise arguments. 3. Use of evidence and statistics. 4. Brief introduction to fallacies. 5. Rebuttal techniques for students. A certificate of attendance for 3 PL hours including AITSL standards will be provided to all participants. Can’t make the workshop time or need something different? Debating SA can also come to your…

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Schools’ Competition Registrations Close

Friday 8 March

Entries for the Schools' Competition close today. Please be sure to register online at https://www.debatingsa.com.au/enter

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Prepare a Debate Seminar

Saturday 16 March, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$20.00

Suitable for beginners (Primary and Year 8), the Prepare a Debate seminar will provide you with the opportunity to prepare and present a debate to an adjudicator and receive feedback in preparation for the upcoming debating season.

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Taking the Next Step in Coaching Students

Tuesday 19 March, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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$60.00

Unlike many other co-curricular activities that coaches may take on in a school, debating requires active facilitation by a coach who has a critical ear and knowledge of some argumentation theory. This workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to upskill themselves in critical listening and coaching. Workshop outcomes The importance of clear and critical thinking when coaching debates. Every debate has two sides and how to guide students when it may appear (but is not actually the case!)…

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Season Draw Information Released

Thursday 21 March
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CANCELLED: Voice and Presentation Seminar (Morning)

Saturday 23 March, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10.00

A fun and exciting seminar, students will learn how to be more animated and engaging speakers through a range of games and learning activities.

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Fallacies Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10

What are fallacies? How can they help you to develop better arguments and improve your rebuttal? Come along to this fun and interactive seminar and find out!

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Evidence and Reasoning Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10

A key part of debating is providing evidence to support your case. This seminar will help you to ensure that you use evidence correctly and effectively.

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Rebuttal Seminar

Saturday 30 March, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10

Highly recommended for all Primary School debaters this seminar will take you through the most popular techniques of rebuttal. We will teach you some fun games that you can play with your team to help improve your rebuttal skills.

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April 2019

Debating Adjudicator Training (Primary School)

Saturday 6 April, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
Free

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. This session is aimed at beginner adjudicators who will adjudicate Primary School debates for Years 5, and 7. Training is open to anyone of Year 11/12 school age or older. RSVP via…

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Debating Adjudicator Training (Year 8 and 9)

Saturday 13 April, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
Free

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. You must complete the Adjudicator Training (Primary) training first. RSVP via the details above and we will send you more information if required.

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May 2019

Round 1 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 7 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pembroke Middle School, 342 The Parade
Kensington Park, South Australia 5068 Australia
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Round 1 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 8 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Glenunga International High School, 99 L'Estrange Street
Glenunga, South Australia 5064 Australia
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Round 1 at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus

Thursday 9 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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Round 1 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 14 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pulteney Grammar School, 190 South Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 1 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 15 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Adelaide High School, West Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 1 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 16 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Grange Primary School, 39A Jetty Street
Grange, South Australia 5022 Australia
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CANCELLED: Definition Debates Seminar

Tuesday 21 May, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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$10.00

A definition debate is one where the two teams disagree on the meaning of the topic. This type of debate is often complex and confusing for debaters. In this practical hands-on seminar we will present you with the opportunity to engage with and discuss strategies around how to handle this kind of debate.

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CANCELLED: The Unwinnable Case: Taking the hard line in debates

Wednesday 22 May, 6:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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$10.00

So you’ve just received your debating topic and side and you think that you’ve got the hard side of the debate? This workshop is for you. Every debate has two sides – you just need to have the right skills and techniques to approach the topic. During this interactive workshop, debaters will be encouraged to take what may initially appear to be the difficult side of a topical issue. Using the skills and techniques we will teach you, you will…

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Round 2 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 28 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pembroke Middle School, 342 The Parade
Kensington Park, South Australia 5068 Australia
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Round 2 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 29 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Glenunga International High School, 99 L'Estrange Street
Glenunga, South Australia 5064 Australia
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Round 2 at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus

Thursday 30 May, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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June 2019

Round 2 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 4 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pulteney Grammar School, 190 South Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 2 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 5 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Adelaide High School, West Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 2 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 6 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Grange Primary School, 39A Jetty Street
Grange, South Australia 5022 Australia
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Round 3 at Pembroke Middle School

Tuesday 18 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pembroke Middle School, 342 The Parade
Kensington Park, South Australia 5068 Australia
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Round 3 at Glenunga International High School

Wednesday 19 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Glenunga International High School, 99 L'Estrange Street
Glenunga, South Australia 5064 Australia
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Round 3 at Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus

Thursday 20 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
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Debating Adjudicator Training (Primary School to Year 9)

Saturday 22 June, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
Free

Interested in becoming an adjudicator? Love debating? Have you heard about the wonderful family of adjudicators we have here at Debating SA? If so, join us! We are running a whole day training session to introduce you to Debating and the wonderful world of debating in our competition. This session is aimed at beginner adjudicators who will adjudicate Primary School debates for Years 5, 6 and 7 as well as Year 8 and Year 9. Training is open to anyone…

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Round 3 at Pulteney Grammar School

Tuesday 25 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Pulteney Grammar School, 190 South Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 3 at Adelaide High School

Wednesday 26 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Adelaide High School, West Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Round 3 at Grange Primary School

Thursday 27 June, 6:40pm to 9:30pm
Grange Primary School, 39A Jetty Street
Grange, South Australia 5022 Australia
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Fallacies Seminar

Saturday 29 June, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10.00

What are fallacies? How can they help you to develop better arguments and improve your rebuttal? Come along to this fun and interactive seminar and find out!

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Evidence and Reasoning Seminar

Saturday 29 June, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10.00

A key part of debating is providing evidence to support your case. This seminar will help you to ensure that you use evidence correctly and effectively.

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Rebuttal Seminar

Saturday 29 June, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Nazareth Catholic College Secondary Campus, 1 Hartley Road
Flinders Park, South Australia 5025 Australia
$10.00

Highly recommended for all Primary School debaters this seminar will take you through the most popular techniques of rebuttal. We will teach you some fun games that you can play with your team to help improve your rebuttal skills.

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