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Adjudicators Needed: Wits & Words 2010

DA(S), in conjunction with MOE Gifted Education Branch and Hwa-Chong Institution, will be organising Wits & Words 2010. Wits & Words 2010 is a national-level primary school debate competition, utilising an adaptation of the World Schools' format, albeit with shorter speech times and greater emphasis on proper persuasive speaking style. This is the first year that DA(S) will be involved in the convening of this tournament.

We need adjudicators for the preliminary rounds of this tournament on 16 Mar 2010, at Hwa-Chong Institution, from 0900hrs - 1500hrs. Lunch will be provided. If you have some prior experience with adjudicating at the Singapore Secondary Schools' Debate Championships or any other tournament that utilises the World Schools' format, and if you are willing to be a part of this exciting development in the emerging primary school debate circuit, please contact Alessa. If you will only be able to make it for the morning or afternoon rounds, do let her know as well. We've attached the day's programme for your reference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wits & Words 2010: Programme for 16 Mar 2010

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Adjudicators Needed: Wits & Words 2010

DA(S), in conjunction with MOE Gifted Education Branch and Hwa-Chong Institution, will be organising Wits & Words 2010. Wits & Words 2010 is a national-level primary school debate competition, utilising an adaptation of the World Schools' format, albeit with shorter speech times and greater emphasis on proper persuasive speaking style. This is the first year that DA(S) will be involved in the convening of this tournament.

We need adjudicators for the preliminary rounds of this tournament on 16 Mar 2010, at Hwa-Chong Institution, from 0900hrs - 1500hrs. Lunch will be provided. If you have some prior experience with adjudicating at the Singapore Secondary Schools' Debate Championships or any other tournament that utilises the World Schools' format, and if you are willing to be a part of this exciting development in the emerging primary school debate circuit, please contact Alessa. If you will only be able to make it for the morning or afternoon rounds, do let her know as well. We've attached the day's programme for your reference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wits & Words 2010: Programme for 16 Mar 2010

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Adjudicators Needed: World Scholar's Cup 2010

The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Divided." One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students).

Singapore is hosting the Southeast Asian leg of the tournament this year. The format of the competition is slightly different from the standard World School's debate format, and adjudicators will have the opportunity to watch a variety of participants from all over the region.

The team debates will take place on 27 March 2010 at Nanyang Girls' High School, and the organisers are appealing for volunteer adjudicators on that day itself. The event runs from 12pm to 6pm, and lunch will be provided. All volunteer adjudicators will receive training on that day itself, as well as a certificate of appreciation.

If you are interested in being a volunteer adjudicator for this event, please contact Kristine Oehlers. If you have any other queries, you may also contact Daniel.

The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Divided." One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students).

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Adjudicators Needed: World Scholar's Cup 2010

The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Divided." One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students).

Singapore is hosting the Southeast Asian leg of the tournament this year. The format of the competition is slightly different from the standard World School's debate format, and adjudicators will have the opportunity to watch a variety of participants from all over the region.

The team debates will take place on 27 March 2010 at Nanyang Girls' High School, and the organisers are appealing for volunteer adjudicators on that day itself. The event runs from 12pm to 6pm, and lunch will be provided. All volunteer adjudicators will receive training on that day itself, as well as a certificate of appreciation.

If you are interested in being a volunteer adjudicator for this event, please contact Kristine Oehlers. If you have any other queries, you may also contact Daniel.

The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Divided." One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students).

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Request for Adjudicators for MIDC 2010

Dear Adjudicators,

The MOE Invitational Debating Competition (MIDC) will be taking place over the next few weeks. The dates for the MIDC are:
Preliminary Rounds 1 and 2: 20 March 2010 (Saturday)
Preliminary Rounds 3 and 4: 10 April 2010 (Saturday)
Quarter-Final and Semi Final: 17 April 2010 (Saturday)
Grand Final: 28 April 2010 (Wed)

We are looking for adjudicators who have experience debating at this competition during your school days, and have adjudicated before at a WSDC-style competition, such as SSDC/"JGs". If you fit this criteria, please fill in the form below. Thanks again to all our volunteers!

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NCS 2010 - Preliminary Rounds

The NUS Challenge Shield 2010 Preliminary Rounds were held on the 20th of February 2010. The results & motions are as follows:

Motions:

Round 1: Children
THW ban child performers in circuses
THW make the age of consent relative to the parties involved
THW punish children for crimes committed by their parents

Round 2: Tertiary Education
THBT higher education should be funded by a graduate tax system
THW allow hate speech on campuses
THW make sex and race quotas compulsory in all tertiary institutions

Round 3: National Policy
THW nationalise all natural resources in the developing world
THW grant permanent residence to all illegal aliens
THW not allow religious political parties from standing in elections

SECONDARY SCHOOLS (winners are listed in bold)

Round 1
RI (Sec) vs RGSS
NYGH vs Cat High
HCI (Sec) vs CHIJ (St Nicks)
MGS vs ACS (Independent)

Round 2
RGSS vs ACS (Independent)
Cat High vs HCI (Sec)
RI (Sec) vs NYGH
CHIJ (St Nicks) vs MGS

Round 3
RGSS vs Cat High
CHIJ (St Nicks) vs RI (Sec)
NYGH vs MGS
ACS (Independent) vs HCI

Semi-Finalists:
Catholic High
Nanyang Girls High
Raffles Girls Secondary School
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

JUNIOR COLLEGE (winners are listed in bold)

Round 1
ACJC vs RI (JC)
ACS (Independent) vs SAJC
AJC vs VJC
SJI (International) vs HCI (JC)

Round 2
RI (JC) vs ACS (Independent)
VJC vs HCI (JC)
SAJC vs ACJC
AJC vs SJI (International)

Round 3
HCI (JC) vs RI (JC)
SJI (International) vs ACJC
ACS (Independent) vs VJC
SAJC vs AJC

Semi-Finalists:
Raffles Institution (JC)
Hwa Chong Institution (JC)
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Victoria Junior College

The Semi-Finals & Finals were held on the 27th of February 2010.

Motions:

Semis: Environment
THBT eco-terrorism is a valid exercise of free speech
THW make home countries responsible for the pollution caused by their MNCs
THW make developing nations adopt environmentally friendly practices through environmentally linked aid

SECONDARY SCHOOLS (winners are listed in bold)

Semi-Finals
ACS (Independent) vs Catholic High (3 vs 2 judges)
Raffles Girls School (Secondary) vs Nanyang Girls High (3 vs 2 judges)

JUNIOR COLLEGE (winners are listed in bold)

Semi-Finals
ACJC vs HCI (JC) (4 vs 1 judges)
VJC vs RI (JC) (5 vs 0 judges)

Finals:

Secondary Schools
Raffles Girls School (Secondary) vs Catholic High School
4 judges v 3 judges

Junior College
Victoria Junior College vs Hwa Chong Institution (JC)
0 judges v 7 judges

Congratulations to both RGS and HCI (JC) - 2010 Champions of NCS!

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