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Primary school debating – 8. Defining a topic

Defining a primary school debating topic

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Primary debating
Presented by 
Anna-Sophia Zahar

This week Anna-Sophia helps us set up for the topic: 'That kids in Year 5 and above should have to get a paid job for one afternoon a week'.

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Primary school debating – 8. Defining a topic

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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 – 4. Defining two topics

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'

Duration: 
4:04
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 04. With Ainsley Halbmeijer
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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

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. 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 mechanisms, 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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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 – 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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Choral singing tips – 04. Arranging a song

Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian discusses his approach to arranging a piece of choral music for treble voices.

Duration: 
19:49
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 4. Arranging a song
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High school debating – 4. Defining topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Guy Suttner

This week Guy looks at the topic 'That we should ban all ads for unhealthy things'.

Duration: 
3:15
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic – 04. With Guy Suttner
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Drumming – 2. Warming up those sticks

Intermediate to advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Warm ups that uses multiple sticking methods, this video helps explore where our concept of rudimentary drumming originates.

Duration: 
17:58
Video transcript – 
Drumming - 2. Warming up those sticks
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Violin – 1. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up

Primary music
Presented by 
Leigh Middenway

Don't waste time trying to play with stiff, cold fingers! This video provides some fun exercises, both with and without the violin, so that young players are ready to sound fabulous after only a few minutes.

Duration: 
12:22
Video transcript – 
Violin – 01. Let's get those fingers and arms warmed up
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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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Dance collection 3

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

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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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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ART EXPRESS collection 2

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Join Mem Fox as she talks about the books she loved as an Australian child growing up in Africa and her picture book 'I Am Australian Too' celebrating Australia's multicultural society for the 2017 Premier's Reading Challenge.

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Music collection 3

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

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Drama collection 2

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These two performances by secondary school groups show us that a sense of humour lives on in our youth. Enjoy these drama items from the 2018 State Drama Festival.

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