These pages has been developed for students, teachers, judges and facilitators participating in the
2020 Australasian Association of Philosophy Philosothon-Online (AAPP)
Tuesday Sept 29th and Wednesday Sept 30th 2020
Invitations to participate in the 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
the AAP will invite the top two schools 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 14 year olds, two 15 year olds, two 16
year olds and two students to compete in the open division. (In other words Year 12s can be involved) In 2020 we will require schools to submit
students birthday must fall within 2020.
The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) will host the first online Australasian Philosothon on the 29th and 30th Sept. Each of the schools
listed below have accepted the invitation to participate in this event. These schools were among the top three schools in regional Philosothons held
in 2019.

Students from throughout Australasia will have a unique opportunity to engage with
other students interested in philosophical inquiry. Eight students from each school
will participate over two days. (two 14 year old’s, two 15 year old’s, two 16 year old’s
and two open year level students) Students will be participating in Community of
Inquiries, one student from each school in each group.  Eight groups will be happening
simultaneously. Each group will have a facilitator and a judge. Each COI will run for
40 minutes. Here is an outline of the program.

Click here for a PDF version of the Program

29th September- Day 1- Starting at 8 am Perth/9.30am Adelaide/ 10.00am AEST/1pm NZST

Welcome and Introductions- 30 minutes

COI 1 (Seniors) - 40 minutes
COI 1 (Juniors) - 40 minutes
Break - 30 minutes
-COI 2 (Seniors) - 40 minutes
COI 2 (Juniors) - 40 minutes
Housekeeping 15 minutes

Finish time- 12.10 pm Perth/1.40pm Adelaide/ 2.10 pm AEST/ 5.10pm NZST                 

30th September-Day 2- Starting at 8 am Perth/9.30am Adelaide/ 10.00am AEST/1pm NZST
COI 1 (Seniors) - 40 minutes
COI 1 (Juniors) - 40 minutes
Break - 30 minutes
-COI 2 (Seniors) - 40 minutes
COI 2 (Juniors) - 40 minutes
Housekeeping - 15 minutes

Click on the tool bar above for further information.

Or contact Philosothon Manager - Matthew Wills-
  • Churchie  QLD
  • Hamilton Girls High School  NZ
  • Kind David School  VIC
  • Kinross Walaroi School   NSW
  • Lindisfarne        NSW
  • Loreto College         VIC
  • Marist College Qld
  • Mentone Grammar School        VIC
  • Merici College        ACT
  • Narrabunda College ACT
  • Nth Sydney Girls School        NSW
  • Our Lady of Mercy College     WA
  • PLC (Armidale)        NSW
  • Scotch College        WA
  • Seymour College        SA
  • St Andrews Cathedral School  NSW
  • St Ignatius College        SA
  • St Peters Girls School        SA
  • Telopea Park High School ACT
  • Waikato Diocesan School        NZ
  • Wesley College        VIC