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.

Marsden win Premier A

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School defeated Queen Maragaret College in the Grand Final of the Premier A debating competition last night, winning the Henning Cup for the second time in the tournament’s 39 year history.

The team of Adele Quigley-McBride, Maria English, and Dipti Manchanda successfully negated the motion “This House believes all states should adopt open immigration policies”.

Maria English and Frances Ratner from QMC shared the Suffrage Cup for the best speaker in the Grand Final.

Judging the debate were Christopher Bishop, Clodagh O’Connor-McKenna, and Rosemary Moar. Stephen Whittington, the convenor of the Premier A Grade in 2008, chaired the debate, which was held in front of a lively and large audience.