Chilton win Junior Premier Grade

The Junior Premier Grade Grand Final for 2009 was held on Tuesday 27 October, with Chilton Saint James School defeating Wellington College to win the W G T Wiggs Trophy.

The Chilton team of Kerry McNulty, Jenna Thompson and Gabrielle You beat Wellington College’s Thomas Leggat, Edward Foley and Chris Smol on the topic “This House would abolish the minimum wage” by a 3-0 margin. Wellington College affirmed the motion and Chilton negated.

Gabrielle Young from Chilton was named the best speaker of the Grand Final. Congratulations and thanks also go to the two coaches – Marisa Gale from Chilton and Thomas Mitchell from Wellington College, both of whom have given up a huge amount of time to coach their teams through the five preliminary and four knockout rounds of debating.

The adjudication panel for the final comprised Victoria Papadopoulos (Scots College), Halina McDonald (St Patrick’s College, Wellington) and Maria Hubbard (St Catherine’s College).

This is the first time Chilton has won the grade since 1995 – when Kathy Ryan, the current grade convenor, was coaching. Interestingly Halina McDonald, who judged the final, was a member of the winning St Cath’s team that won in 1974, the first year the cup was presented!

Junior Premier Quarter-final Results; Semi-finals Draw

Here are the results from the Junior Premier grade quarter-finals which were held recently. Winning teams in bold.

Topic: That we should legalise voluntary euthanasia

Hutt International Boys’ School v Chilton Saint James School
Wellington College v Tawa College
Onslow College v Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Wellington Girls’ College v St Catherine’s College

The draw for the semi-finals is below. Teams on the left will affirm.

Topic: That we should arm all police officers

Chilton Saint James School v Wellington Girls’ College
Onslow College v Wellington College

Results will be posted after the 23rd of September when the debates are due to take place. Good luck to all teams.

The final rankings for all teams in the Junior Premier grade will be posted shortly too.

Junior Premier Grade – Round Four Results

Here are the results from round four of the Junior Premier Grade – a limited preparation round – held on 24 June.

Queen Margaret College v St Catherine’s College
St Mary’s College v Wellington Girls’ College
St Patrick’s College, Wellington v Tawa College
Chilton St James School v Taita College
Hutt Valley High School v Onslow College
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
v Sacred Heart College
Scots College v Wellington College
St Bernard’s College v Hutt International Boys’ School
Wellington East Girls’ College
– BYE

Up to date points table:

Jnr Prem after four rounds

Junior Premier Grade – Round Three Results

Here are the results from round three of the Junior Premier Grade – the impromptu round – held on 3 June.

Queen Margaret College v Hutt Valley High School
St Mary’s College
v Wellington East Girls’ College
Wellington Girls’ College v Wellington College
St Patrick’s College, Wellington v Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Chilton St James School v Hutt International Boys’ School
Tawa College
v Scots College
Taita College v Sacred Heart College
St Bernard’s College v Onslow College
St Catherine’s College – BYE

Click here for an up to date points table.

Junior Premier Grade – Round Two Results

Here are the results from round two of the Junior Premier Grade held on 13 May.

Topic: That nuclear power is our best bet

Wellington College v St Patrick’s College, Wellington
Wellington East Girls’ College v Wellington Girls’ College
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School v St Catherine’s College
Scots College
v St Mary’s College
Hutt Valley High School v St Bernard’s College
Onslow College  v Taita College
Hutt International Boys’ School v Tawa College
Sacred Heart College v Chilton St James School
Queen Margaret College – BYE

Click here for an up to date points table.

Junior Premier Grade – Round One Results

The results from round one of the Junior Premier Grade are now in.

Topic: That the ANZAC legend has been over-rated

Winners in bold below.

Queen Margaret College v Wellington College
St Catherine’s College v Wellington East Girls’ College
St Mary’s College v Wellington High School
Wellington Girls’ College v Samuel Marsden Collegeiate School
St Patrick’s College (Wellington) v Scots College
Chilton St James School
v Hutt Valley High School
Tawa College v Onslow College
Taita College v Hutt International Boys’ School
St Bernard’s College v Sacred Heart College