Expansion of NZSDC into the Bay of Plenty

Expansion of NZSDC into the Bay of Plenty

NZ Schools’ Debating is very excited to announce that we are expanding into the Bay of Plenty region – and as such are hosting the inaugural Russell McVeagh Bay of Plenty Regional Schools’ Championships in March 2018!

The expansion into Bay of Plenty reflects the strength of debating in the region and the opportunity we see to allow students to participate who would otherwise struggle to be involved due to the travel time. A huge thank you to our sponsor Russell McVeagh for allowing this expansion to occur.

In preparation, we are excited to now open entries for the Russell McVeagh Bay of Plenty Development Championships. The Championships will help develop students’ skill in public speaking and debating, and act as a warm-up prior to next year’s Regionals.

The details are as follows:

  • Date: Saturday 28 October (Term 4, Week 2)
  • Venue: Tauranga Boys College
  • Registration Fee: Free
  • Format: 4 rounds of debating (30 minutes limited preparation)
  • Speaking Times: 6 minutes
  • Maximum Teams: 2 per school (3 depending on team and adjudicator numbers)
  • Year Levels: Y10-13 (With a focus on Y11 and 12)
  • Entry Deadline: Friday 20 October

For schools’ in the Bay of Plenty region that would like to enter a team, please complete the brief signup form below: Sign Up Form

We would love to see schools’ in the region enter the tournament!