Grade Coaching Sessions & Adjudication Seminars

//Grade Coaching Sessions & Adjudication Seminars

Grade Coaching Sessions & Adjudication Seminars

Thank you to everyone who attended our Seasonal Championships for 2023 and congratulations to Mount Roskill Grammar who won the Novice division and St Kentigern College who won the Championship division.
Registration Deadlines

A reminder that our Open Grade registration deadline is Thursday 16 March.

Grade Coaching Sessions

Our Grade Coaching sessions are a chance for students to access a free interactive coaching session run by ASD’s adjudicators. These sessions will cover key debating skills relevant to the skill level for each grade. There will be sessions available for students of different abilities, including one for students who are newer to debating, and one for students who are more experienced.
  • Tuesday 14 March (5:30pm – 7:00pm) – AO Coaching Session via Zoom
  • Monday 20 March (4:30pm – 6:00pm) – JO Coaching Session via Zoom
  • Tuesday 21 March (4:30pm – 6:00pm) – SO Coaching Session via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 977 3092 5504
Passcode: 385364

Adjudication Seminars

These seminars are for teachers or students who are planning to adjudicate Junior Open or Senior Open this year. For information on our student adjudicator policy please visit this link.

If you have not attended an Adjudication Seminar in 2021 or 2022, you must attend one of these sessions in 2023 in order to be an approved adjudicator. You can attend any session that suits you, and you only need to attend one session.

  • Monday 13 March (5:00pm – 6:30pm) – Zoom
  • Tuesday 14 March (5:30pm – 7:00pm) – Zoom
  • Monday 20 March (4:30pm – 6:00pm) – Zoom
  • Tuesday 21 March (4:30pm – 6:00pm) – Zoom
  • Monday 27 March (5:00pm – 6:30pm) – Zoom

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 936 0896 5819
Passcode: 537863

Regional Tournaments
The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council’s regional tournaments are fast approaching. Auckland Regionals (1-2 April) and Counties Manukau Regionals (25 March) are the premier tournaments of the schools debating calendar in Auckland. These tournaments are also used to select the Auckland and Counties Manukau regional teams to represent us at the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships.
To register, you can use the registratiom link here.
For more information on these tournaments please contact or
First Round Dates
The first round for many grades is fast approaching. Please be sure to have your teams ready for Round 1:
  • Wednesday 15 March – Premier Junior
  • Wednesday 22 March – Premier Advanced
  • Tuesday 28 March – Advanced Open
  • Monday 3 April – Junior Open
  • Tuesday 4 April – Senior Open
By | 2023-03-12T09:40:11+00:00 Sunday 12 March 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grade Coaching Sessions & Adjudication Seminars

About the Author: