2021 Online
Middle School
Ethics Olympiad
The importance of developing an ethical understanding remains high on the agenda of educators. The Ethics Olympiad has a proven track record of providing teachers
and students with a creative vehicle for developing skills in communication, critical thinking and respectful discourse while dealing with contentious ethical issues.

Schools are invited to register one or two teams of five students to participate in the event.
During the day teams will participate online in a series of four Ethics Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which rewards, clear, concise,
respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. Coaches will be notified of the results later and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be mailed to successful schools
on the following day.

Registration & Registration Fee
Schools can register online, and any school can participate We are accepting teams of five students from Years 7-9.
Once registered we will send you the cases. The registration fee is $38-$45 per student.($190-$245 per team)  The
entrance fee is smaller for
member schools. At least one teacher from each school must attend the event throughout
the day. There is also a reduced rate for early bird bookings. Please note there are a limited number of teams that can

Dates: November 2021

  • Tasmania Tuesday 2nd November
  • ACT Thursday 4th November
  • Victoria- Friday 5th  November
  • Western Australia- Monday 8th November FULL
  • Hong Kong Tuesday 9th November
  • Western Australia- Tuesday 9th November
  • Singapore Tuesday 9th November
  • Queensland 1 - Wednesday 10th November FULL
  • North Island NZ 1- Friday 12th November
  • North Island NZ  2- Monday 15th November
  • South Island NZ-  Wednesday 17th November
  • New South Wales 1- Friday  19th  November FULL
  • New South Wales 2-Monday 22nd November FULL
  • Victoria- Wednesday 24th  November
  • South Australia & NT - Friday 26th November
  • Queensland 2 - Monday 29th November
  • NSW 3 - Tuesday 30th November
Format and Awards

The heats use the same format as the Ethics Bowls in the US. The main difference is that all groups will be running
simultaneously in breakout rooms in Zoom. There will be a round robin format with different schools participating against each
Cases will be selected from the case set provided and questions announced on the day. The first round is not scored, a
practice round.
Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final results to each participating school after the event.

Medalists will be announced on the following day and certificates will be provided for all participants. Gold, Silver and Bronze
medals will be sent to the three top schools in each location. Depending on the size of the Ethics Olympiad a number of teams will
be invited to participate in an Australasian Final.

Coaches Training Kit- This kit will be provided to schools once you have registered. Included are the eight ethical cases, score
sheets, criteria, format details and other useful information.

Click here for a copy of the flyer
Program for the Day:
•        Starts 9 am - 9.15 am - Preparation
•        9.15-10.30 am - Heat One (Practice Heat)
•        10.30 am -11.45 am - Heat Two
•        11.45 Morning tea
•        12-1.15 - Heat Three
•        1.15 pm – 1.45 Lunch
•        1.45-3pm- Heat Four
•        3 pm – FInish
Eligible Year levels and ages
In Australia we invite teachers of students in Years 7-9 (12-15 year olds) to participate.
In NZ we are invite teachers of students
that are 12-15 years old, at the time of the event.
In Hong Kong & Singapore we invite Secondary School students to participate (1
2-15 year olds)
Please note that schools can change their team members right up to the date of the event.
"When first going into this Olympiad I had no
idea what to expect, and I was super nervous-
but I am so glad I did it. It was run wonderfully
and was really interesting. All of the people I
met were super kind. I really enjoyed being able
to share our views and discuss relevant ethical
issues. Thank you!" (Hobart Student)
"The Ethics Olympiad was incredible
and definitely a life changing
experience. It really opened my eyes
to the ethical possibilities and also
allowed me to hear and respect other
peoples positions on the case topics."
(Brisbane student)
St Andrews Students at the Christchurch Ethics Olympiad in May.
St Georges High School at the Sydney Olympiad
FROM THE 2020 Middle School Ethics