NZSDC Council

Feedback on applicants to judge at 2024 National Finals now open

Public feedback is now open on the applicants who have applied to be adjudicators at the National Finals of the 2024 New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships. The community feedback process is not concerned with a candidate’s skill but rather their conduct. In particular, the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council are interested in any feedback members …

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2024 Schools’ Debating Championships continue

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships for 2024 continued on 3 March 2024 with the Edmonds Judd Waikato Regional Schools’ Debating Championships and the largest ever Central North Island Regional Schools’ Debating Championships! Congratulations to Hamilton Boys’ High School and Palmerston North Girls’ High School for winning their respective championships! 🏆 Edmonds Judd Regional Schools’ …

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Regional Team Coaches Appointed

Congratulations to all of those who have been appointed as coaches of regional teams in 2024! Henderson Reeves Northland: Robert Donohoe & Lily Chalmers (Assistant Coach, Joe Howells); Counties Manukau: Valentino Tew, Ellen Wang & James Boland; Auckland Blue: Aisha O’Malley & Harry Aickin (Assistant Coach, Tane Neilson Sanchez); Auckland White: Sumner Hancock, Robert Hoskins …

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2024 New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships begin

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships kicked-off for 2024 on 24 and 25 February 2024 with the Henderson Reeves Northland, Counties Manukau and Kahurangi-Marlborough Regional Schools’ Debating Championships! Congratulations to Huanui College, Papatoetoe High School and Waimea College for winning their respective championships! 🏆 Henderson Reeves Northland Regional Schools’ Debating Championships The Henderson Reeves Northland …

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Sainsbury Logan & Williams sponsors debating in the Hawke’s Bay

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council is pleased to announce that the Hawke’s Bay Schools’ Regional Debating Championships, and the Hawke’s Bay Regional team that will compete in the National Finals in Wellington in May 2024, are sponsored by Sainsbury Logan & Williams. Sainsbury Logan & Williams is a Hawke’s Bay based law firm with …

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Feedback on applicants to coach regional teams now open

Public feedback is now open on the applicants who have applied to coach or assistant coach regional teams in 2024. The community feedback process is not concerned with a candidate’s skill but rather their conduct. In particular, the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council are interested in any feedback members of the community may have with …

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Applications to judge at the 2024 National Finals now open & adjudication core appointed

Congratulations to the adjudication core for the 2024 National Finals Congratulations to the following, who have been appointed to the adduction core for the 2024 National Finals: CA: Harper Smith DCAs: Daniel Maier-Gant, Sharuka Wikramanayake, Dushanka Govender and Zachary Wong. Thank you to all of those who applied, and we are looking forward to a …

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Summer development culminates in victory at Western WSDC

This year the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council ran a summer development programme consisting of sixteen year 11/12 students who attended the 2023 National Finals. The sixteen students were split into 3 teams: Northern (coached by Harper Smith and Sharuka Wikramanayake); Central (coached by Ailidh Leslie); Southern (coached by Tony Huang and Yeonwoo Sim). Council …

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Edmonds Judd sponsors debating in the Waikato

The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council is pleased to announce that the Waikato Schools’ Regional Debating Championships, and the Waikato Regional team that will compete in the National Finals in Wellington in May 2024, are sponsored by Edmonds Judd. Edmonds Judd is one of the Waikato’s longest-established legal firms, and has proudly served the Waikato …

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