2021 Senior Students
Ethics Olympiad
Meetings
Developing skills in ethical understanding remains a high priority for 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 important
ethical issues.
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REGISTER YOUR
SCHOOL
Schools are invited to send 5-10 students to participate in the Ethics
Olympiad. During the day all students will be involved in a series of four heats
where they will be scored according to set criteria which rewards, clear,
concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. Gold, Silver
and Bronze medals will be awarded the top three school teams. Gold and
Silver medal winning schools will be invited to awarded to represent their
region and country at the Australasian final.

Dates: May 2021

ACT - Tuesday 4th May  (Nearly Full)

NSW (1) - Thursday 6th May (Full See alternative date below)

Victoria (1) - Friday 7th May (Full See alternative date below)

• Tasmania - Saturday 8th May

Queensland (1) - Tues 11th May (Full See alternative date below)

• Singapore - Wednesday 12th May    

• Queensland (2) - Friday 14th May

• NSW (2) - Monday 17th May  (Full See alternative date below)

• Nth Island NZ (1) - Tuesday 18th May

• Nth Island NZ (2) - Wed 19th May  (Nearly Full)

• South Island NZ - Friday 21st May  

• Western Australia - Mon 24th May  (Nearly Full)

• South Australia Wednesday 26th May (Nearly Full)

• Northern Territory- Wednesday 26th May

• HongKong - Friday 28th May  

• NSW (3) - Saturday 29th May  

• Victoria (2) - Monday 31st May
Format, Rules & Scoring

The heats use the same format as the Ethics Bowl in the US. The main difference is that all groups will be
running online in zoom breakout rooms. There will be a round robin format with different schools participating
against each other. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final results to each participating
school after the event.

University philosophy lecturers and ethicists from throughout the region judge the heats throughout the day.

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.
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ETHICS OLYMPIADS IN NOVEMBER 2021 (REGISTRATIONS ARE
NOW OPEN FOR THIS EVENT AS WELL)

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
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Eligible Year levels


  • In Australia we invite teachers of students Years 10-12 to participate and
    this includes 14 -18 year olds.
  • In NZ we are invite secondary School students to participate (14-18 year
    olds)
  • In Hong Kong & Singapore we are invite Secondary School secondary
    students (4-6) to participate (14-18 year olds)
"It was a great day that my
students and I thoroughly
enjoyed. We are looking
forward to the next one.
Thank you for providing the
opportunity."
Qld Teacher
"The Ethics Olympiad
was incredible and
definitely a life
changing experience. It
really opened my eyes
to all the possibilities in
the world and also
allowed me to hear and
respect other peoples
opinions on the case
topics." Qld Student
"Thanks for a wonderful day!"
NSW Student
Great day and invaluable
experience for our students.
Thank you so very much!"
Victorian Teacher
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Prior to the event
Schools can register online, and any school can participate. Once registered we
will send you the cases. The registration fee is $38-$45 (AUS) per
student.($190-$240 AUS) per team. The entrance fee is smaller for member
schools and there is a reduced rate for early bird bookings. Please note there
are a limited number of teams that can participate.
"Running this event online was an
excellent idea. It brought together
people from around the world and
established connections with  
tertiary educators. This is a perfect
opportunity for students to get the
perspective of those who  
specialise in ethics, philosophy and
sociology; which are not offered in
the secondary curriculum here but
are vital to a well-rounded
education" (NSW teacher).
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