Debating FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions:

Q. Is there a cost involved?    A. No

Q. Do the same three students have to speak each week? A. No, most schools give more than 3 leaders the opportunity to speak.

Q. Will you supervise the leaders from our school? A. No, duty of care means students must be supervised locally.

Q. What happens if one week we will be away on camp? A. Your school forfeits the round and gets the average losing score.

Q. How is scoring the debates done? A. Adjudicating schools must use the official scoresheet.

Q. Who are the adjudicators? A. Each school rotates through byes, adjudicating and timing roles.

Q. Who are the adjudicators for the Grand Final? A. Independent adjudicators are provided by DET – Digital Learning Branch

Q. How do we acknowledge student achievement? A. Editable Certificates of Excellence will be made available to present participating students at school assembly.

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