Feb 25, 2019

New Zealand Schools' Debating Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
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 our competitions and events. The Council is responsible for the organization of two competitions: Regional Championships that are held throughout New Zealand and the National Finals held in Wellington.

Competing in debating is a great way for students to gain valuable communication, teamwork, and logical thinking skills while meeting new people from across the country. Students compete in teams of three and take either the affirmative or the negative side of a topic. Two teams debate the given topic through a series of speeches where each team presents their own arguments and rebuts their opponent's arguments. At the end of the round, judges choose a winner.

Students who want to participate should join their school's team.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can join.

Participation Cost


Tournament fees

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Open to beginners

Time Commitment



Application Deadline


Application Process Includes

Register with you school.