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 Radford College Canberra 1st - 3rd Oct.
|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.|
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.