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 new 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 change format and be delivered in three parts: in-house training, regional debating days, and a state-wide tournament.
|Mentone||Mentone Girls' Grammar School||Thu 13 June|
|Fitzroy||Fitzroy Community School||Mon 17 June|
|Sherbrooke||Sherbrooke Community School||Wed 19 June|
|Armadale||Armadale Primary School||Fri 2 Aug|
|Geelong||Geelong Lutheran College||Fri 9 Aug|
|Ivanhoe||Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar (Junior)||Mon 12 Aug|
|Nunawading||Mt Pleasant Rd Primary School||Mon 27 Aug|
|Preston West||St Raphael's Primary School||Wed 4 Sep|
|Hurstbridge||Hurstbridge Primary School||Thu 5 Sep|
|Berwick||St Michael's Primary School||Thu 12 Sep|
For more information, or to add your school to our mailing list, please make contact with the Training and Development Administrator, Andrew Costa.