Feb 23, 2019

New Zealand Debating

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Multiple Competition Skill Building


The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council has been promoting and coordinating debating in New Zealand’s secondary schools since 1988. Every year, hundreds of students take part in competitions and events.

The Council is also responsible for selecting, coaching, and supporting the New Zealand Schools’ Debating team which competes at the annual World Schools Debating Championships. The teams are selected at each tournament to represent each region at the National Finals of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships held annually in Wellington.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




The participant should be comfortable with public speaking to get started, and the process to sign up to their local debating club at school should be straightforward.

Participation Cost


No fees

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Speech and verbal communication skills
Ability to work in a team
Debating skills

Time Commitment


There is a one-off event, but also multiple practice debating sessions that will differ according to each debating at each school. This will most likely be once a week.

Application Deadline


Application Process Includes

Registering through your school's debating club