The aim of the competition is to encourage interested and motivated students to enjoy the challenge of non-standard problems. While some of the questions require extended knowledge and responses, the new format aims to give a wide range of students the opportunity to achieve some success. The School Mathematics Competition is for South Australian students in Years 7 - 12. Four papers will be set as indicated below.
Primary of 1 hour for students in Years 7 - (16 questions)
Junior Paper of 1.5 hours for students in Years 7 – 8 (24 questions)
Intermediate Paper of 1.5 hours for students in Years 9 – 10 (24 questions)
Senior Paper of 1.5 hours for students in Years 11 – 12 (24 questions)
Note: Year 7's may do either paper Primary or Junior
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The South Australian Debating Association (SADA) Schools' Competition is South Australia's premier debating competition, running continuously since 1966. The competition is aimed at students from years 5 to 13 of all abilities. The strength of the Competition is illustrated by the strong academic performance of the students involved and the sustained success of the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team, which competes at the National Schools' Debating Championships each year after receiving intensive coaching from the SADA's state team coaches and senior adjudicators. There are five rounds of debating for all grades. Each grade has a three-round finals series. Debates are held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm. Each round takes place over two weeks. Schools are grouped into geographical zones to reduce travel distance. Debates are held in school classrooms with up to ten debates simultaneously at any venue. The evenings are co-ordinated by the SADA zone...