This page has been developed for students, teachers, judges and facilitators
involved in the 2019 F.A.P.S.A. Australasian Philosothon to be held at Radford
College Canberra  1st - 3rd Oct.

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Press Release

Invitations have been sent
out for the 2019
Australasian Philosothon

Program added to the kits

Calendar of Things to Do -
for Participating Schools

Report on last years

Philosophy Now sponsors
prizes for winning schools

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have any queries.
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 included 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
2019 Australasian Philosothon