Years 9&10 Debating Challenge

The Year 9&10 Debating Challenge, organised by the Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, dates back to 1950 when the Teasdale brothers donated a trophy for a debating competition between North Sydney Region Boys Schools.

By 1979 the Teasdale Cup had expanded to include schools from Picton in the south to Wyong in the north. In 1982 it became a state-wide competition.

 

Topic Areas and Completion Dates

Round / completion date

Topic area

Round 1 to be completed by Friday 16 May (end Wk 3 T2)

Education

Round 2 to be completed by Friday 30 May (end Wk 5 T2)

Sport

Round 3 to be completed by Friday 13 June (end Wk 7 T2)

Politics

Round 4 (if applicable) to be completed by Friday 27 June (end Wk 9 T2)

General

Round 5 (if applicable) to be completed by Friday 25 July (end Wk 2 T3)

General

Zone winners to be finalised by Friday 25 July (end Wk 2 T3)

General

Regional and state quarter finals to be held in August and September

General

State semi-finals to be held in October

General

State final to be held at DEC Offices, Bridge Street on Friday 7 November, 11.30am

General

 

 

 

The 2013 final between Caringbah High School and Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus took place at the William Wilkins Gallery, DEC Offices, Bridge Street on Friday 8 November. 

The members of the winning team from Northern Beaches are shown below.

northern beaches winning team

 (Left to Right- Coach James Smith, Joshua Fourie, John Troughton, Madeleine Bosler, Kate Jackson, State Coordinator Lloyd Cameron)

Enquiries should be directed to Lloyd Cameron, Speaking Competitions Coordinator at The Arts Unit on 02 8512 1172.

A list of past winners of the Years 9&10 Premier's Debating Challenge is available here