Australasian Schools Debate Championships

The Australasian Schools Debate Championships, also recognized as the "Australasian Schools," occupies the pinnacle as the foremost British Parliamentary debating competition designed exclusively for students engaged in middle school and high school education. Immersing participants in the rigorous and intellectually stimulating format of British Parliamentary debating, Australasian Schools emerges as a beacon of scholastic excellence. It serves as a platform where young minds engage in articulate discourse, honing their rhetorical skills and critical thinking capabilities. This distinguished championship, characterized by its commitment to excellence, emerges as a pivotal fixture in the scholastic landscape, leaving an enduring imprint on the educational journey of the students who partake in its spirited debates and enriching experiences.

General Information

02 Nov 2024 - 03 Nov 2024

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
(GMT +8) Singapore
đź“Ť Online | Slack and Zoom

Format

Debate

British Parliamentary
2 members per team

Eligibility

Senior (middle/high school)

13-18 years
Asia Pacific region

Other important info

Resources

British Parliamentary RulebookTabsite

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What’s included

  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Performance Assessment Report
  • Comprehensive Feedback
  • International Judges

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:

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Our legacy

Representing the next generation of great speakers

Established with a commitment to fostering a culture of eloquence, critical thinking, and collaboration, Australasian Schools has etched its legacy as an annual pilgrimage for young minds aspiring to navigate the nuanced art of British Parliamentary debate. The carefully curated program marks a significant chapter in the academic calendar. Reflecting on Australasian Schools' legacy reveals more than a sequence of events; it unfolds as a story of intellectual growth and empowerment. It's a tale remembered by participants—a journey of ignited minds, refined voices, and shaped futures. With each passing year, Australasian Schools continues this narrative, ensuring that the impact of articulate discourse and intellectual exploration reaches beyond the debating chamber, leaving a lasting impression on the educational paths of future generations.

Participating in the Australasian Schools Debate Championships was a game-changer. The well-organized event not only sharpened my debating skills but also broadened my global perspective.

Lachlan Mitchell, Student

Reach & Impact

A community dedicated to intellectual growth and camaraderie

The Australasian Schools Debate Championships wield a profound influence, leaving an enduring mark on the intellectual and personal development of participants. This resonance extends far beyond the debating chamber, permeating the academic and professional journeys of participants. Empowered with honed debating skills and a nuanced global perspective, they confidently navigate diverse fields. Each participant carries forward invaluable lessons and broadened perspectives gleaned from the competition, enriching their personal and professional pursuits.

Founded
2023
Institutions
66
Students
360
Countries
33

Highlights

Performance Assessment Report

A personalized roadmap for growth, performance assessment reports empower participants with valuable insights into their debating strengths and areas for improvement.

Performance Assessment Report

Demo Debates

A personalized roadmap for growth, performance assessment reports empower participants with valuable insights into their debating strengths and areas for improvement.

Demo Debates

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Singapore time.

TimeActivity
Saturday - 02 Nov 2024
08:00 AMRoll call and opening ceremony
08:30 AMRound 1 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMRound 2 draw and release of motion
12:30 PMLunch
01:30 PMRound 3 draw and release of motion
03:30 PMRound 4 draw and release of motion (silent round)
05:30 PMFinal confirmation of age categories
06:30 PMEnd of day
Sunday - 03 Nov 2024
08:00 AMRoll call and briefings
08:30 AMRound 5 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMBreak announcements
10:45 AMOpen quarter-finals, 16-and-Under semi finals, 14-and-Under grand-finals*
12:30 PMLunch
01:30 PMOpen semi-finals, 16-and-Under grand-finals*
03:30 PMOpen grand-finals
05:30 PMAwarding ceremony
06:30 PMEnd of day

Tickets

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Limited slots available

Debate Team (competition only)

2 members per team

SGD 270

Buy
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Debate Team (w/ workshop)

2 members per team

SGD 470

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  • Access to exclusive workshop to British Parliamentary Debating format and case-building by EduDrift-certified debate specialists
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (parent)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of recital rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Tournament Seminars on the tournament's main Zoom hall

Observer/Chaperone (coach)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of recital rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Tournament Seminars on the tournament's main Zoom hall