Wellington High School wins Premier A 2015

The Premier A Grand Final for the Henning Cup was held last night at Parliament hosted by Chris Bishop MP.

The topic for the final was:

That if the technology to erase memories were invented, this House would destroy it

After a great debate, the winning team was the affirmative, Wellington High School:

Winners Wellington High School

Jack Comer-Hudson
Eddyn Perkins-Treacher
Shakked Noy

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Runners-Up: Scots College

Peter McKenzie
Connor Slattery
Adam Sangster

The winner of the Suffrage Cup for Best Speaker in the Grand Final was Shakked Noy from Wellington High.

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Thanks to Julia Wells who has done a great job convening the grade this year and to the judges for last night, WSU alumni Richard D’Ath, Emma Smith and Nicholas Gavey.

Premier A Champions are St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie

Congratulations to St Patrick’s College on winning Premier A for 2013. This is the first time that St Patrick’s has won Premier A since 2000, and their success is testament to years of hard work by the team and their supporters.

The debate was of the highest quality, and enjoyed by adjudicators and audience alike. Thanks to all those who attended – the final continues to grow in popularity, and this keenness for debating in Wellington is truly what fosters the success of the region.

Congratulations to Wellington Girls’ College for making the final. A final congratulations to Conor English for winning the Suffrage Cup for the Best Speaker in the Grand Final.

Thanks to all the adjudicators, coaches, convenors, and teams for what has been another great year of Premier A Debating.

 

Premier A Grand Final

Congratulations to Wellington Girls’ College and St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie for making the Grand Final​​ of Premier A for 2014. 
 
The Grand Final will be held on Tuesday 2 September, in the Theatrette of ParliamentThe debate will start at 7pm sharp, with doors open from 6.30pm.
 
The motion for the Grand Final is: This house supports the partition of Iraq into 3 states for the Kurdish, Sunni, and Shia peoples. St Patrick’s College will affirm, Wellington Girls’ College will negate.

All are encouraged to attend the final to support their favourite team, and watch what promises to be a top-quality debate. Anyone in the Wellington region who has an interest in attending this final are welcome to attend. Please forward this invitation on to all those you believe might be interested. 

For security purposes, all attendees need to submit their names to me by Monday 1 September in order to be allowed into Parliament. Please email me at [email protected] the names of attendees so that I can ensure they will have access to the final.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Premier A Champions are Wellington High School

Congratulations to Wellington High School on winning Premier A for 2013. This is the first time that Wellington High School has won Premier A since 1996, and their success is testament to years of hard work by the team and their supporters.

The debate was of the highest quality, and enjoyed by adjudicators and audience alike. Thanks to all those who attended – the final continues to grow in popularity, and this keenness for debating in Wellington is truly what fosters the success of the region.

Congratulations to Wellington College for making the final. A final congratulations to Ailidh Leslie for winning the Suffrage Cup for the Best Speaker in the Grand Final.

Thanks to all the adjudicators, coaches, convenors, and teams for what has been another great year of Premier A Debating.

Premier A Grand Final

The Grand Final for Premier A 2013 will be held on Tuesday 10 September, in the Mokopuna Room, of the Wharewaka Function Centre (15 Jervois Quay). Information for the venue can be found here: http://www.wharewakaoponeke.co.nz/

The debate will start at 7pm sharp, with doors opening at 6.30pm.

Congratulations to Wellington College and Wellington High School for making the final. All are welcome to attend the final to support their team and watch what promises to be a high-quality debate.  There will be refreshments served at the conclusion of the debate.

The motion for the Grand Final is: This house would prohibit all academic streaming in schools. Wellington College will affirm, Wellington High School will negate.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Premier A Semi Final 2013

Congratulations to the following teams for making the Semi Final of Prem A 2013:

Wellington High School
Wellington College
Sacred Heart
QMC.

The Semi Finals will be held at 6.30 on Tuesday 27 August at Wellington College. The motions will be announced at 6.30 sharp.

Draw:
The affirmative team is listed on the left, the negative on the right.

Sacred Heart v Wellington College
Wellington High School v QMC

Topic area: International Relations

All teams are welcome to attend the semi finals. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Premier A Break 2013

Congratulations to all teams for an excellent quality tournament so far this year. We are breaking eight teams to a quarter final stage. These teams are:

1. Sacred heart College
2. Queen Margaret College
3. Wellington High School
4. Wellington College
5. St Catherine’s College
6. Chilton
7. Scots College
8. St Mary’s College

Congratulations to these teams, and commiserations to all the other teams in the tournament.

The quarter final will be hosted at St Mary’s College, on Tuesday 30 July at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

The draw for the quarter final is below, with the affirmative listed on the left:

St Mary’s College v Sacred Heart College
Queen Margaret College v Scots College
Chilton v Wellington High School

St Catherines’ College v Wellington College

The final points table can be found here: http://www.wsu.co.nz/premier-a-grade


Premier A Round One

Hello all

Please see below for the results of Round One. The winners are marked in bold.

Affirmative Negative
St Catherine’s College Scots College
Queen Margaret College HVHS
Wellington Girl’s College Chilton St James
St Pats Stream Wellington College
Heretaunga College Wellington High School
Sacred Heart College Paraparaumu College
HIBS Samuel Marsden
St Bernard’s College St Mary’s College

Premier A Champions

Congratulations to Wellington College, the 2012 Champions of Premier A.

The debate was considered by the adjudicators and the audience alike as an excellent debate.

Congratulations, too, to Edward Foley from Wellington College. Edward won the Suffrage Cup, which is awarded to the  best speaker in the Grand Final. This is the second year in a row Edward has won the Suffrage Cup, and it is only the second time in the Cup’s history that the same person has won the award twice.

Congratulations to Queen Margaret’s College for reaching the Grand Final.