The ASD Committee would like to welcome all students, teachers, coaches and managers to the ASD Competition for 2019. This year we have a record 339 teams competing in our 5 grades from 59 schools across the region.
Round 1 Information
The draws for PA, JO, SO and PJ are now available on the ASD website and you should have received emails from your grade conveners. Please let us know if you have a team in PA, JO, SO or PJ and you have not received an email from us.
Premier Advanced R1: Wednesday 13 March (limited preparation) – Draw
Junior Open R1: Monday 18 March (prepared – This house would require all schools to become co-educational) – Draw
Senior Open R1: Tuesday 19 March (prepared – This house would give school officials unrestricted access to student’s social media accounts) – Draw
Premier Junior R1: Wednesday 20 March (limited preparation) – Draw
Advanced Open – Tuesday 26 March (limited preparation) – Draw released later this week
Auckland Regional Debating Championships
The Auckland Regional Debating Championships (organised by the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council) is taking place on Saturday 23 March and Sunday 24 March.
When: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March (Sunday for quarter finalists only)
Where: Diocesan School for Girls
Cost: $60 per team (subsidies available)
Who can enter: Schools can enter students in Year 10 – 13
Team Cap: 5 teams
Entry Link: Link
The tournament will be used to select the two Auckland Regional Teams as well as a development squad of talented debaters in years 10-12. The deadline for entries is 5pm, Monday 18 March.
Grade Coaching Seminars
We have made available our Grade Coaching Session slides on our coaching page linked here.
This year, we have also appointed 2 committee members to be welfare officers. Our welfare officers are responsible for ensuring the physical and mental wellbeing of all students who participate in Auckland Schools’ Debating. Teachers and students can reach out to them if you are feeling uncomfortable for any reason in our debating competitions or at a tournament. In addition to the Chairperson, they are also a point of contact for any complaints about the behaviour and conduct of adjudicators, teachers, coaches and other students. All complaints will be handled sensitively and with confidentiality. Action will only be taken if the complainant requests it.
Welfare Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare Office (Male) – Chenchen Huang (027 397 6452)
Welfare Office (Female) – Umbar Sandhu (021 0843 7123)
ASD has a range of coaching options that we can deliver to students at your school. This includes our interactive three lesson programme that over 6 hours teaches through interactive workshops the core key debating skills. You can find out more and request a session on our coaching page.