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This page has been developed for students, teachers, judges and facilitators involved in the
2016 Australasian Philosothon which was held at the Anglican Church Grammar School in
Training Session for teachers now available- Click here
Latest News: Scotch College WA takes out First place, Hale School
Second Place and Churchie takes out third Place. See awards list
Philosophy Now sponsors prizes for winning schools
Resources can now be used by schools in the lead up to the event.
Join the Philosothon on facebook.
Email the organisers if you have any queries.
A Brief History
In 2011 the first Australasian Philsothon 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 the Australasian Philsothon 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.
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.  Each school sends two 13 year old, two 14 year olds, two 15 year olds and two16 year or
over. The cut of date for each age group is Jan 1 in the year of the event.
F.A.P.S.A. Australasian Philosothon