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Primary school debating – 9. Debate club

Primary school debate club

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with Hugh Bartley

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with Hugh Bartley

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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?!?!'

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Primary school debate club

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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

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 – 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. 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 – 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. 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 – 
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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. 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 – 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. 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 – 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. 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 – 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. 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 – 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. Defining a topic

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'.

Duration: 
5:41
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 08. With Anna-Sophia Zahar
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Primary school debating – 9. Defining a topic

Primary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

This week Elinor helps us set up for the topic 'That all afternoon sessions in primary school should be dedicated to creativity and arts'.

Duration: 
6:00
Video transcript – 
Defining a primary school debating topic – 9. With Elinor Stephenson
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Operation Art – 3. Rainbow leaves

Mid to upper primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

Students will learn about tint and shade scales, mixing paint to create an interesting artwork with leaves they have collected.

Duration: 
11:46
Video transcript – 
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Hip hop choreography – 1. Litefeet

Secondary dance
Presented by 
Neale Whittaker

Find the performer inside you. Join the Schools Spectacular Hip Hop Dance Crew experience. Dive deep into the songs of the 90s and learn a challenging routine to U Can't Touch This in the litefeet style that will test your skills.

Duration: 
16:01
Video transcript – 
Hip Hop choreography – Litefeet with Neale Whittaker
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Choral singing tips – 5. Orchestrating a song

Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Adventures in orchestrating a well-known Australian song.

Duration: 
18:33
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 5. Orchestrating a song
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High school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

Hugh Bartley critiques then rebuts his performance in the 2015 Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 9 and 10 State Final.

Duration: 
23:58
Video transcript – 
High school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!
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Indian dance – 3. Semiclassical part 2

Advanced/secondary dance
Presented by 
Shyamla Eswaran

Come and explore Semiclassical Indian dance with Shyamla Eswaran. Part 2 Choreography to Chaiya Chaiya

Duration: 
19:48
Video transcript – 
Indian dance – 03. Semiclassical part 2
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Characterisation – 5. Laban Movement Analysis

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will explore the movement theories of Rudolph Laban in a drama context and create interesting and fun characters using Laban’s techniques.

Duration: 
9:06
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 5. Character and Laban Movement Analysis
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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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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 1

Premier's Reading Challenge and visual arts
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Join Gabrielle Tozer at the Sydney Writers' Festival as she talks about her experiences as an author, let Mick Elliott teach you how to draw the character that he created for the 2020 Premier's Reading Challenge poster and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

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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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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 3

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Join Rafief Ismail and Jenna Guillaume at the Sydney Writers' Festival as they talk about their experiences as authors for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge, and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

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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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Music collection 1

Music
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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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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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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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