Welcome to Auckland Schools Debating for 2023.
- Teacher in Charge Confirmation Form – Thursday 2 March
- Seasonals Championship Registration Form – Monday 6 March (5pm)
- Premier Grade Registration Form – Tuesday 7 March
- Open Grade Registration Form – Thursday 16 March
- Seasonals – Saturday 11 March
- Counties Manukau Regionals – Saturday 25 March
- Auckland Regionals – Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April
Changes in 2023
We are expecting to return to in-person deabting in 2023, dependent on the willingness of our host schools to host ASD in-person this year.
Coaching and Adjudication Seminars via Zoom
In order to make our coaching and adjudication seminars more accessible we will continue running these via Zoom as we did in 2022. You can see dates for these on our website:
We are currently reviewing our entry fees for 2023.
As in previous years, we will be offering fee subsidies to schools who need it. We will be reaching out to schools which qualify for these fee subsidies individually. If you believe you will have issues paying but have not been contacted, please get in touch with the committee via email.
The Seasonal Championships (Seasonals) is a one day tournament that gives students the opportunity to debate multiple times early in the year, and immediately implement feedback offered by experienced adjudicators.
We are still working to confirm a venue for Seasonals for 2023. If your school would be interested in hosting, please reach out to at email@example.com.
When: Saturday 11 March 2023
Who: The tournament is open to all Year 10-13 students. We recommend entering your most senior speakers as a first priority. The tournament will be particularly valuable to those who intend to compete in the Auckland Regional Championships.
Team Cap: Schools are guaranteed entry to four teams. (Schools may also enter a mix of teams, i.e. 2 in the championship division and 2 in the novice division).
Cost: TBC (fee subsidies are available for low decile schools)
Timetable: Four round robin debates from 8.30am – 6.30pm.
How to enter: Complete the entry form on our website linked here
Deadline for entries: 5pm, Monday 6 March