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Primary school debating – 4. Defining two topics

Defining a primary school debating topic

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with Guy Suttner and Ainsley Halbmeijer

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Debating – all ages
Presented by 
Guy Suttner and Ainsley Halbmeijer

This week Guy looks at the primary school topic 'That we should ban all ads for unhealthy things' and then Ainsley workshops the high school topic 'That the voting age should be lowered to 16'

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Primary school debating – 4. Defining two topics

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Defining a primary school debating topic

Primary school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week's primary topic: 'That every class should adopt a dog or a cat as class pet.'

Duration: 
7:05
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic
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Primary school debating – 2. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo Crosweller defines the primary topic: 'That teachers should have to participate in all school sport and exercise classes just like students' (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

Duration: 
6:25
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic 2
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Primary school debating – 3. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex De Araujo defines the primary school topic: 'That parents should pay their kids whenever they help out around the house'.

Duration: 
8:39
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 03. With Alex De Araujo
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Primary school debating – 5. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Emily Kim

This week Emily tackles the topic 'That all homework and assignments should be done as groupwork'.

Duration: 
8:45
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 05. With Emily Kim
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Primary school debating – 6. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo thinks through the tricky topic 'That schools should reward students whose grades improve with vouchers for McDonalds or KFC'.

Duration: 
5:48
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 06. With Indigo Crossweller
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Primary school debating – 7. Defining a topic

Primary debating
Presented by 
Kate Jackson

This week Kate helps us define 'That we should ban people under 18 from playing online games like Fortnite'.

Duration: 
4:25
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 7. With Kate Jackson
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Primary school debating

Primary school debating – 1. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

Explore the steps for running a debate.

Duration: 
14:07
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club 1
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Primary school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

Elinor Stephenson gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2010 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final.

Duration: 
16:17
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself
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Primary school debating – 2. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we talk through what great Manner looks like in a debate. Remember, you can email Tony at debating@det.nsw.edu.au with any questions!

Duration: 
15:33
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club 2
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Primary school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2013 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final. Watch the 2013 debate.

Duration: 
17:49
Video transcript – 
Primary school debating 2. Stop rebutting yourself
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Primary school debating – 3. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We look at the simple steps to presenting a debating argument. Remember, you can always email us with any questions!

Duration: 
15:06
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 03. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Charlie Witherdin

This week Charlie Witherdin looks back at his first affrimative speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final.

Duration: 
10:36
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – primary debating – 03. With Charlie Witherdin
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Primary school debating – 4. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we look at some easy steps to help you write and deliver smashing rebuttal. Remember, email us with any suggestions or questions!

Duration: 
17:23
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 04. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 4. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Ainsley Halbmeijer

This week Ainsley Halbmeijer travels back in time to rebut her 2007 speech from the Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

Duration: 
11:01
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – primary debating – 04. Ainsley Halbmeijer
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Primary school debating – 5. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we argue about just how responsible primary school kids are. Email us if you'd like to follow something up!

Duration: 
23:24
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 05. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 5. Stop rebutting yourself

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Theodora Von Arnim

This week Thoedora revisits and rebuts her former self in the 2008 Years 5 and 6 state final.

Duration: 
12:16
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – primary debating – 05. With Theodora Von Arnim
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Primary school debating – 6. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we work through some plans to prepare a debate in just one hour! Email us at if you'd like some more advice!

Duration: 
31:02
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 06. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 6. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Toby Hemmings

This week Toby rebuts his speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

Duration: 
10:33
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself – primary debating – 06. With Toby Hemmings
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Primary school debating – 7. Debate club

Primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week talk about characterisation in debating, and answer the question 'Who would win out of a spoon-wielding whale and a caterpillar in a helicopter?'

Duration: 
17:04
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 7. With Hugh Bartley
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Primary school debating – 7. Stop rebutting yourself!

Primary debating
Presented by 
Sarah Jackson

This week Sarah is looking back at her pro-homework speech from the 2007 Primary Schools State Debating Championships.

Duration: 
13:17
Video transcript – 
Stop rebutting yourself! – primary debating – 07. With Sarah Jackson
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Primary school debating – 8. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week take a close look at how the affirmative should define a topic and how the negative should react.

Duration: 
16:34
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 08. With Tony Davey
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Primary school debating – 9. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh looks at how to win debates by explaining mehcanisms, and we answer the question 'Why? WHY? WHY?!?!'

Duration: 
16:44
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club – 09. With Hugh Bartley
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High school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

This week's topic: 'That we should punish sports clubs for the off-field behaviour of their players.'

Duration: 
7:53
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic 1
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Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film

Primary drama
Presented by 
David Todd

David takes you through each step of this fun and creative process in this practical guide to using technology to tell your story.

Duration: 
9:06
Video transcript – 
Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film
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Indian dance – 1. Bollywood

Upper primary and lower secondary dance
Presented by 
Shyamla Eswaran

Come and explore Bollywood style dance with Shyamla Eswaran.

Duration: 
14:45
Video transcript – 
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Cello bowing exercises

Upper primary and secondary music
Presented by 
Jack Ward

Jack Ward provides advice for practising bowing technique for cellists.

Duration: 
14:35
Video transcript – 
Cello bowing exercises
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Clarinet articulation

Upper primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Rowena Watts

Join Rowena as she teaches you the fundamentals of air support and articulation on the clarinet. Learn the basics with easy-to-follow instruction, demonstration and exercises to try at home.

Duration: 
16:43
Video transcript – 
Clarinet articulation
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Unlocking the potential of the rhythm section 1

Students in year 4-12 who play Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums & Percussion AND Teachers of Jazz and Popular Music ensembles
Presented by 
Jason Isaac

Ever wondered why the parts written out for Rhythm Section players never sound any good when played? It's because they're designed as a guide! A guide for what, you might ask? This video will explain what we're supposed to do with them! 

Duration: 
21:54
Video transcript – 
Unlocking the potential of the rhythm section – 01. Part 1
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Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

 
 

Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

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Music collection 1

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Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2018 and In Concert 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

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Dance collection 1

Dance
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The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's a small selection.

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Music collection 2

Music
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Musical highlights from In Concert 2018/2019 and Schools Spectacular 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

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Public Speaking collection 1

Public speaking
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The final of the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Highlights collection 2

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Three weeks of Lunch Bites and there is so much talent to showcase. Here's a few to show how amazing NSW public school students are.

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Dance collection 2

Dance
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Many wonderful performances by public school HSC dance students from throughout NSW were showcased in Callback 2017 and 2018.  Here is a small selection along with the Featured Ballet Ensemble from the 2019 School Spectacular.

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Highlights collection 3
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Six weeks of Lunch Bites and there is so much talent to showcase. Here's a few to show how amazing NSW public school students are.

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