Motions for the First Preliminary Round:
1. This House would remove the compulsory mother tongue requirement in schools
2. This House would lower the voting age in national elections to 16
3. This House believes that Facebook and other social networking sites should only be open to individuals aged 16 and above.
Results from Prelim Round 1:
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has, for the second time, run the Inter-School Budget Debate Challenge. Through the competitions, MOF hopes to promote greater student awareness of the Budget and public financing issues. MOF looks forward to invigorating debates and participation from debaters as well as quiz contestants.
The preliminary rounds for Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges were held on the 27th and 28th of January respectively. The videos for the debates are available at Razor TV - watch them to see how the teams did!
Razor TV Video: MOF Inter-school Budget Debate Prelims (Sec Sch)- 27 Jan 2010
The results are as follows: (winning teams are in listed in bold)
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Debate Team is proud to convene the NUS Challenge Shield (NCS) on the 20th of February and the 27th of February 2010. The NUS Challenge Shield is traditionally one of the most challenging and prestigious tournaments in the local debate calendar, and this year
The Temasek Junior College U-16 Debate Invitationals was held on the 16th of January 2010.
The 3 preliminary round motions were as follows:
THW legalise performance enhancing drugs
THBT professional sportsmen are paid too much
THBT junk food companies should not be allowed to sponsor sporting events
The 4 teams who advanced to the Semi-Finals were: (in no particular order)
Hwa Chong Institution
Catholic High School
St Joseph's Institution
The Semi-Finals & Finals were held on the 22nd of January 2010.
The Semi-Finals motion was:
THBT paralympians should not be denied the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games
Catholic High bt. Hwa Chong Institution
Raffles Institution bt. St Joseph's Institution
The finals motion was:
THBT Greece should be designated as the permanent host of the Olympic Games
Catholic High bt. Raffles Institution
Congrats to Catholic High, Champions of the TJC U-16 Invites 2010!
We are approaching the start of another year full of exciting debate competitions. I know all of you learned a lot from your days as student debaters, and may have moved on now to bigger and more exciting adventures - but we still need you! Without the time and effort of our volunteer adjudicators, we would not be able to run any debate competitions at all. While we hope to continue training new adjudicators, I'm sure you remember how important it was for senior judges (especially those in university or working already) to come back and judge debates (and wow all the young debaters). I am thus asking you to please, please, spend a few minutes to fill up the form below and volunteer to adjudicate at the upcoming competitions.
To make it easier for adjudicators to turn up on time (especially for the 6pm SSDC prelim debates), DA(S) will be providing some limited taxi reimbursement. Details will be provided by email. If there is anything else we can do to make it easier for you to volunteer your time, please let us know.
Every year, after the SSDC prelim rounds end at about 9:30pm, some of the older judges and coaches head out and mingle over some snacks and drinks. This year, we want to encourage more of our adult judges and coaches (over-18) to join us after every prelim round. We will announce the venue for our little social event over email and remind everybody on the day itself. Let's all get to know each other a little better this year. :)
Adjudicator Request Form
DA(S) will be holding a full-day adjudicator training session on Saturday Jan 16th at Tampines Junior College (2 Tampines Avenue 9, Singapore 529564). The training session will begin at 10 am and end at 5pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch, but lunch will not be provided for participants.
The training will be provided free of charge and all trainees will receive a certificate of completion.