This page has been developed for students, teachers, judges and facilitators involved in the 2018 F.A.P.S.A. Australasian Philosothon to be held at the St
Peters College 2nd - 4th Oct.
|$3000 prize money has been reallocated to the NT|
|Calendar of Things to Do - for Participating Schools|
|Teams have been invited to participate in the 2018|
|Philosophy Now sponsors prizes for winning schools|
|Join the Philosothon on facebook.|
|Email the organisers if you have any queries.|
|A Brief History of the Australasian Philosothon
In 2011 the first Australasian Philosothon took place at Cranbrook School in Sydney New South Wales and was hosted by the Federation of Australiasian
Philsophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA). In 2012 the second National Philosothon was held at Bond University and AB Paterson College on the Gold Coast
and in 2013 it was held in Melbourne Victoria. In 2014 it was held at Hale School in Perth WA and in 2015 it was held at North Sydney Girls High School. In
2016 it was hosted by Churchie in Brisbane. Last year it was hosted by St Andrews Cathedral School in Brisbane. See previous results here.
Invitations to participate in the FAPSA Australasian Philosothon are sent to the winning schools from each regional Philosothon conducted in the preceding year in proportion to the
number of schools participating in each Philosothon. If there are 8-12 schools participating in a regional Philosothon, then FAPSA will invite the top school from that Philosothon. If there
are 25 schools or more then the top three schools will be invited to attend. If a school does not accept the offer then the next placed school will be offered a place,
Each school sends two 13 year olds, two 14 year olds, two 15 year olds and two 16 year olds... or older. (In other words Year 12s can be involved) The cut of date for each age group is Jan
1 in the year of the event. Due to the distances involved and cost it is sometimes difficult for teams to fill each age grouping. Therefore it is OK to bring four 13 year olds and four 15 year
olds. These students will be distributed with no point penalty. If however you have four 16 year olds and four 14 year olds there will be a small point penalty applied as two 16 year olds will
be participating with 15 year olds and two 14 olds will be participating with two 13 year olds. Please note we are not going to be prohibitive. We want the schools to bring their best teams
but there must be a fair distribution of age ranges participating from each school.