The Premier's Debating Challenge for Year 9 and 10
This program has already commenced.
A state-wide competition with zone winners progressing to regional and state-wide knockouts to determine the State Champion.
About the competition
The Premier's Debating Challenge Years 9 and 10 is open to all NSW public schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of students.
Every debate in the challenge is a one hour preparation debate. Teams do not know the topic or which side of the debate they are on until one hour before the debate starts.
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NSW Premier's Spelling Bee
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge
Teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.