Welcome to the DAV Website
The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.
The Primary Schools Program (PSP) is a program that the DAV piloted in 2009. It is an introduction to debating for primary school students that provides training in the basic skills and structure of debating, and gives students an opportunity to participate in 'friendly' debates.
This year, the PSP will continue it's format and be delivered in three parts: in-house training, regional debating days, and a state-wide tournament.
|Fitzroy (FULL)||Fitzroy Community Primary School||Wednesday 3rd May|
|Box Hill||Kingswood College||Tuesday 20 June|
|Geelong||Geelong Lutheran College||Monday 26th June|
|Nunawading||Mt Pleasant Rd PS||Monday 24th July|
|Ivanhoe||Ivanhoe Girls Grammar||Thursday 3rd August|
|Elsternwick||Leibler Yavneh||Thursday 10th August|
|Werribee||Altaqwa College||Thursday 17th August|
|Clifton Hill||Clifton Hill Primary School||
Wednesday 13th September
|Hampton Park||St Kevin's Hampton Park||TBC|
|Preston West||St Raphael's Primary School||TBC|
For more information, or to add your school to our mailing list, please make contact with the Training and Development Administrator, Isabella Kruzas .