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State Team Send Off Debate

11/05/2015

On behalf of the SADA and the State Team, we invite you to attend the Send Off Debate. This is an opportunity for the State Team to demonstrate their development over the past few months of intensive training, before they compete at the National Schools Debating Championships. The details are as follows:

  • Date: Monday 11 May
  • Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Venue: Bradley Forum (UniSA City West)

 

2014 Winners Announced

30/12/2014

The SADA Congratulates our 2014 Grand Final Winners

Junior:
Runners Up: Seymour College
Winners: Scotch College
 
Intermediate B:
Runners Up: Woodcroft College
Winners: Wilderness
 
Intermediate A:
Runners Up: St Dominic's Priory College
Winners: Golden Grove High School
 
Senior B:
Runners Up: Blackfriars Priory College
Winners: St Peters College
 
Senior A:
Runners Up: Seymour College
Winners: St Peters College

2015 State Team Selected

25/11/2014

This November, over 30 of the best debaters in South Australia participated in the Senior Debating Workshops. These workshops aim to prepare students for debating in the SADA's senior grades but also form the basis of selection for the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team. The top 12 debaters from these workshops were selected to participate in further trials. The SADA commends the following students for their selection in the final 12:

  • Alexander Lai De Oliveira (year 10 Golden Grove High School)
  • Alexandra Lowe (year 11 Seymour College)
  • Alexi Economou (year 10 St Peter’s College)
  • Britt Mashado (year 11 Seymour College)
  • Chloe Sexton (year 9 Loreto College) 
  • Emma Bampton (year 11 Walford Anglican School for Girls) 
  • Hamish Litt (year 11 St Peter's College)
  • Helena Karapetis (year 11 Wilderness School)
  • Indran Mukherjee (year 9 St Peter’s College)
  • Isobel Keen (year 9 Wilderness School)
  • Sree Hukumathi Rao (year 10 St Peter’s College)
  • William Thomas (year 11 Blackfriars Priory School)

 

After watching the above students take part in a number of highly competitive debates, the following seven students were selected on the State Team Squad:

Team:

  • Britt Mashado (year 11 Seymour College)
  • William Thomas (year 11 Blackfriars Priory School)
  • Alexandra Lowe (year 11 Seymour College)
  • Helena Karapetis (year 11 Wilderness School)

 

Reserves:

  • Alexi Economou (year 10 St Peter’s College)
  • Indran Mukherjee (year 9 St Peter’s College)
  • Alexander Lai De Oliveira (year 10 Golden Grove High School)

 

The State Team will represent South Australia at the National Schools Debating Championships, which will be held in Adelaide in May. We hope that all students enjoyed the Senior Debating Workshops and look forward to following the progress of the State Team over the coming months.

2014 State Team Selected

02/02/2014

In November 2013 the best debaters in South Australia participated in the Senior Debating Workshops, which were held at UniSA. These workshops aim to prepare students for debating in the SADA's senior grades but also form the basis of selection for the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team. The top 9 debaters from these workshops were selected to participate a further trial. The SADA commends the following students for their selection in the final 12:

  • Alexandra Lowe (Seymour College)
  • Britt Mashado (Seymour College)
  • Hamish Litt (St Peter's College)
  • Hamish Richardson (Christian Brothers College)
  • Helena Karapetis (Wilderness School)
  • Monique Pisaniello (Loreto College)
  • Peter Robertson (St Peter's College)
  • Sarah Abell (Seymour College)
  • Tyson Leung (Walford Anglican School for Girls)

After watching the above students take part a number of highly competitive debates, the following seven students were selected on the State Team Squad: 

Team:

  • Sarah Abell (Seymour College)
  • Peter Robertson (St Peter's College)
  • Hamish Richardson (Christian Brothers College)
  • Tyson Leung (Walford Anglican School for Girls)

Reserves:

  • Alexandra Lowe (Seymour College)
  • Hamish Litt (St Peter's College)
  • Helena Karapetis (Wilderness School)

The State Team will represent South Australia at the National Schools Debating Championships in Melbourne in May.

We hope that all students enjoyed the Senior Debating Workshops and look forward to following the progress of the State Team over the coming months.

Junior Grand Finals Results

07/12/2013

The SADA wishes to congratulate the winners and runners-up of the 2013 UniSA SADA Schools’ Competition.

The Junior and Intermediate Grade Grand Finals were held on Sunday 24 November 2013 at the University of South Australia’s City West Campus.

At the Junior Grade, Seymour College was successful in convincing the panel of adjudicators that companies should be allowed to target their advertisements at children. The panel was split; an indication of the closeness of the debate between Seymour and rival Wilderness School. Congratulations to Elyssa Chan of Seymour for being awarded the Jacobs McEwen Medal for Best Speaker in the Junior Grand Final.

Seymour College was also successful in the Intermediate B Grand Final. In a unanimous decision over Blackfriars Priory School, the adjudicators agreed with Seymour that the government should not pay for childcare.

The Intermediate A Grand Final was on the topic ‘that we should have a quota for women in the Australian Parliament’. In a split decision, the panel of adjudicators awarded the debate to Loreto College over St Peter’s College. The Simon Slade Medal for Best Speaker in the Intermediate A Grand Final was awarded to Jasmin Teurlings of Loreto.

Congratulations to all of the debaters involved in the Junior and Intermediate Grand Finals, and to all participants in the 2013 Competition. Thank you to all of the schools and in particular the teachers, coordinators, coaches and parents, who dedicate countless hours to supporting debating in South Australia.

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