Welcome to Auckland Schools' Debating Junior Open for 2019. All debates for the Northern Zone will be taking place at Rangitoto College (link to venue information).
Dates and Motions
Round 1: Monday 18 March (prepared): This house would require all schools to become co-educational.
Round 2: Monday 1 April (prepared): This house would prevent children under the age of 18 from appearing on reality TV.
Round 3: Monday 13 May (advised subject): To Be Announced
Round 4: Monday 27 May (advised subject): To Be Announced
Round 5: Monday 10 June (limited preparation): To Be Announced
Catch-Up Round: Tuesday 18 June (limited preparation): To Be Announced (St Cuthbert's College)
In prepared debates, the debates will start at 4:30pm or 5:30pm. Teams should arrive 15 minutes before the debate starts.
In advised subject and limited preparation debates, the motion will be announced at 4:30pm with debates starting at 5:30pm, or at 5:30pm with debates starting at 6:30pm. Teams should arrive 15 minutes before the motion announcement.
Grade Convener: Celine Goh - 022 446 6288
Chairperson: Zachary Wong - 021 158 8801
For all queries about the grade including, motions, draws, scheduling, catch-up requests and defaults please contact the Zone Convener, Izzy Ray-Chaudhuri - 021 0825 2258.
All catch up requests must be made by emailing the ASD email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 4pm, the week before the debate.
Notice of a default after Monday 12pm, the day of the debate must be made by email and by calling the grade convener. Any requests after Monday 2pm will be considered a default without notice.