Are you interested in competitive debating? Do you want to see how you match up against debaters around the world? Capstone is proud to announce that we will be holding a selections process to choose students to be part of the Capstone Official Team.
The Capstone Official Team consists of the very best of high school debating in Hong Kong. Members of the squad include members of the Hong Kong World Schools Team and Hong Kong Inter-school champions. Students in this team are given the opportunity and support to compete in prestigious tournaments across the globe. Students that represent Capstone as part of this team will be able to attend classes at a discounted rate of up to 75%. There are also multiple free class slots available throughout the week!
Junior Official Team
The Junior squad will consist of students who are at least in the 7th grade and are in the 10th grade at the time of the selections day. This team is designed to prepare the younger students to compete at an international level.
Advantages of joining the Official Team and the Junior Official Team
- Specialized training by some of the top 10 best speakers in the world
- Opportunity to participate in prestigious debate tournaments worldwide
- Class discounts: Students will be able to attend class at a discounted rate and would be able to attend multiple complimentary debate training throughout the week.
- Subsidies provided for participation in selected tournaments. In previous years, students were subsidized to attend the Harvard Invitations and the Cambridge ABC. They were also accompanied by coaches and chaperones during the tournament.
All secondary school students who are at least 13 years old or currently in Grade 7 or above can qualify to attend selections and be a member of the Official Team or the Junior Official Team.
There will be 2-4 rounds of debate, and all students are required to answer a current affairs test.
Details of selection day are as follows
Date: January 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Capstone Primary Center, Hong Kong
|Capstone 2018 Official Team members||Free of charge|
Capstone debate students
|Free of charge*|
|Capstone students||Free of charge*|
|Non-Capstone students||800 HKD #|
*A deposit of 100 HKD is required. It will be transferred as credit to the upcoming tuition invoice if the student shows up and will be forfeited if the student fails to show up.
# Will be refunded if the student was offered a spot in the official team and enroll as a student in Capstone as a member of the official team
Please click HERE to register. There will be limited spots available and reservation is on first-come, first served basis. All application must be accompanied by a debate CV/ description of the student’s debate experience (if any). An email will be sent to you to provide you with the payment details. Your reservation will only be confirmed after payment or deposit have been made. For more information please call 2893 6060 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please download Capstone Official Team’s Info Pack to get all the details in relation to the Official Team.