Welcome to ASD for 2016!

by zavara.farquhar on February 7, 2016

in General

Welcome to Auckland Schools Debating in 2016! We hope you have had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to the new year. In this post, we will provide information about the entry process for ASD this year, as well as introduce our committee for 2016.

Entries

Entries are open now and will close on Monday 22th February at 4pm. Please make sure to get your entries in before this date.

To enter teams, click on the button above this post which says “Click here to Register.”

Further details regarding the entry process can be found in the letter to Teachers in Charge of Debating which you should have received by email. If you have any questions about the entry process, please get in touch, email: info@aucklandschoolsdebating.org.nz

If you have any questions throughout the year regarding any grades, feel free to call the relevant grade convener on the number below.

ASD Committee 2016

Hamish Saunders has stepped down as chairperson, but remains on the committee this year as our advisor. Lucy Harrison is our new chairperson. She has sat on the committee for the last three years so hopefully most of you have seen her around at some point.

Unfortunately as was mentioned at Prizegiving, Glen Holm-Hansen has left the committee after many years of service and Jessica Storey has also left ASD to focus on her University studies. In their place, we welcome two new committee members, Zavara Farquhar and Rhiannon Martin. Both are very involved in Auckland debating and have previous debated through ASD.

The committee for 2016 and their contact phone number is as follows:

- Chairperson, Lucy Harrison (027 345 4545)
- Premier Advanced Convener, Mitch Smitheram (021 256 8560)
- Premier Junior Convener, Callum Lo (027 779 7149)
- Advanced Open Convener, Jessica Palairet (021 499 143)
- Senior Open Convener, Zavara Farquhar (021 442 019)
- Junior Open Convener, Rhiannon Martin (021 268 5842)

Important Dates

Please note the following important dates in February:

- Training Night for Junior Open and Senior Open students, Tuesday 23 February, 6pm (venue TBC)
- Training Night for Advanced Open, Premier Junior and Advanced students, Thursday 25 February, 6pm (venue TBC)
- Teacher Adjudicator Seminar for Central and Western zones, Tuesday 1 March, 6 pm
- Teacher Adjudicator Seminar for Northern and Eastern zones, Wednesday 2 March, 6 pm.
- Teacher Adjudicator Seminar for Southern zone, Thursday 3 March, 6 pm

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ASD Semi Final Details

by glen.holm.hansen on August 23, 2015

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ASD progresses to the semi finals in each of the grades this week. Congratulations to the teams who have made it this far in the competition. The relevant details for the semi finals are below. Please check the draws to make sure you know what time you are scheduled to arrive for the announcement of the motion.

Junior Open Semi Finals

Teams: Westlake Girls High School, Albany Junior High School, St Kentigern, Diocesan
Date: Monday 24 August 2015
Venue: Westlake Girls High School
Meeting room: T4

Senior Open Semi Finals

Teams: Orewa, ACG Parnell, St Peters, Sacred Heart
Date: Tuesday 25 August 2014
Venue: St Peters College
Meeting room: O26

Advanced Open Semi Finals

Teams: Kings, Rangitoto, Senior College, Takapuna Grammar
Date: Tuesday 25 August 2014
Venue: St Peters College
Meeting room: O26.

Premier Junior Semi Finals

Teams: Lynfield, Diocesan, Westlake Boys, Sacred Heart
Date: Wednesday 26 August 2014
Venue: Diocesan School for Girls
Meeting room: Centennial Building

Premier Advanced Semi Finals

Teams: Westlake Boys 1 and 2, Kristin, St Cuthberts
Date: Wednesday 26 August 2015
Venue: Diocesan School for Girls
Meeting room: Centennial Building

Please check the draws carefully to ensure that you turn up in plenty of time for the coin toss to determine the sides for the debate and the announcement of the motion.

All debates in the finals series are adjudicated by ASD Committee members and experienced university adjudicators. Spectators are welcome to attend any of the debates which will no doubt be of an extremely high quality.

Good luck to all teams in the Semi Finals!

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Details for the finals series

July 25, 2015

Congratulations to those teams progressing to the finals series of ASD in 2015. Details for the upcoming finals debates are below:
Junior Open Octo Finals
Date: Monday 3 August 2015
Venue: Epsom Girls Grammar School
Meeting room: D9
Senior Open Octo Finals
Date: Tuesday 4 August 2014
Venue: ACG Parnell, Titoki Street
Meeting room: Room 102 [...]

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Premier Junior Break 2015

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the Quarter Finals for Premier Junior 2015. All teams in the Quarter Finals will receive an email with relevant details shortly.
1. Lynfield
2. WBHS 1
3. St Kents
4. Dio 1
5. Dio 2
6. Sacred Heart 2
7. Sacred Heart 1
8. Rangitoto

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Advanced Open Break 2015

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the Octo Finals for Advanced Open 2015. All teams in the Octo Finals will receive an email shortly with the relevant details.
1 Kristin 1
2 ACG Senior College
3 Takapuna 1
4 St Kents 1
5 Carmel 1
6 Selwyn 1
7 Howick 1
8 Kings 1
9 St Dominics 1
10 Auckland Girl’s Grammar [...]

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Premier Advanced Break 2015

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the Quarter Finals for Premier Advanced 2015. All teams in the Quarter Finals will receive an email shortly with relevant details.
1 Kings 1
2 WBHS 1
3 St Kents 1
4 WBHS 2
5 Macleans 1
6 St Cuths 1
7 Long Bay
8 Kristin

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Senior Open Break 2015

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the Octo Finals for Senior Open in 2015. All teams in the Octo Finals will receive an email shortly with relevant details.
1 Orewa 1
2 AIC 1
3 Sancta Maria 2
4 ACG Parnell 1
5 ACG Parnell 4
6 Carmel 1
7 Sacred Heart 1
8 Pinehurst 1
9 Lynfield 3
10 Sancta Maria [...]

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Junior Open Break 2015

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the following teams who have made the Octo Finals for Junior Open in 2015. All teams in the Octo Finals will shortly receive an email with the relevant details.
1 WGHS 1
2 St Kents 1
3 Diocesan 1
4 St Dominics 1
5 Diocesan 3
6 Albany Junior 1
7 Pinehurst 2
8 St Cuths 2
9 Carmel [...]

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Impromptu Cup – Entries Open

June 7, 2015

We are now opening entries for our annual Impromptu Cup tournament. Please submit your entries by responding to this email by Friday 19th June.
The Impromptu Cup is a great opportunity for students to become more confident in their debating skills, and to improve their ability to develop detailed arguments in a short space [...]

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Teacher Adjudicator Seminars 2015

February 18, 2015

The following are the times and dates for the teacher adjudicator seminars where an ASD Committee member will explain how to adjudicate.  This will be followed by an opportunity to ask the committee member questions, and complimentary refreshments to thank the teachers for giving up their time.
- Western Zone: Tuesday 24 February, 6.00pm, Rutherford College [...]

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