2016 Junior Certificate Prepared Motions

Junior Certificate Topics and Dates 2016


Round One Wed 16 March Full Preparation That New Zealand should change the flag.
Round Two Wed 6 April Full Preparation That we rely too much on social media
Round Three Wed 4 May Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Round Four Wed 18 May Impromptu Topic to be announced on the day
Round Five 1 June Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
 The topics for the break rounds shall be announced at a later date, but the dates on which the debates take place are below.
Octo-finals Wed 6 July Limited Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Qtr Finals Wed 3 August Full preparation That New Zealand should take more refugees
Semi Finals Wed 17 August Full preparation That we should fine people who do not recycle
Grand Finals Wed 12 September Full Preparation Governments should not fund high performance sport.


Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate 2015


Dunsheath 2015

Judy Haulahan and Seema Singh

Stockley 2015

Terena Federico and Judy

This years Stokley Cup and Dunsheath Plate were both held at Marsden last week.

With 20 speeches over the course of the night we had a great turn out and a terrific competition. As ever, speeches were very diverse, with topics ranging from international relations, to child care and, weather we all live inside the Matrix.

The winner of the Dunsheath Plate was Seema Singh (pictured) From Sacred Heart for ‘Two Arms, Two Legs.’ Second and third place went to Sophia Pope from Kapiti College and Pheonix Dingle from St Mary’s respectively.

This years Stockley Cup was awarded to Terena Federico (pictured) from St Catherine’s College for her speech ‘Reconstructing my Father.’ Special mention goes to runners up Natalie Shackleton from Sacred Heart, Mira Karunanidhi from Queen Margaret’s College and, Sam Porta from HIBS.

Wellington Speaking Union would like to extend a big thanks to Marsden for hosting and also to Judy Houlahan for judging the competition.

We hope to see you next year!