Information for Schools and Students
Schools are invited to nominate a team of three students from Years 9, 10, 11 or 12. Schools may nominate more than one team, (at the discretion of the organisers) depending on the total number of entries.
Nominated students should have an interest in developing their public speaking and their knowledge of world affairs. On the day of the MUNA event, speakers will express points of view in front of a large audience. The event usually has a 7-hour run-time.
Each team will represent a member nation of the United Nations. They will debate resolutions similar to those put forward at the UN and will represent their designated country's attitudes towards those resolutions.
Students will be asked to conduct research on their chosen nation-state. Topics to study include the country’s history, population, politics, culture and geography, as well as its international alignments and views on current affairs. Teachers and volunteer Rotary members help students prepare for the event.
MUNA is first and foremost a fun educational exercise. The winning team is offered the opportunity to compete in the Australian National MUNA held at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory in August.
2019 Registration Details
PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 23 TEAMS ON THE CENTRAL COAST - SO REGISTER EARLY!
Registration Open: Friday, 1 February 2019
Registration Closes: Friday, 10 May 2019
2019 CCMUNA Event: Thursday, 23 May 2019
THE 2019 PROGRAMME - DETAILS COMING SOON!
Schools can enter 1 team of 3 students
Students must be in Years 9-12
Schools may apply to enter a 2nd team. Applications for an additional team will be assessed by the organising committee
COUNTRIES FOR SELECTION
Schools are to choose from a prescribed list of countries. Choices are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis, so putting forward at least 3 preferences is encouraged.
Please see the COUNTRIES page to make a selection.
The event is free for school students.
Teachers, parents, Rotary Club members and interested members of the public are cordially invited to view the day’s proceedings. However, if they wish to stay for lunch, a small donation would be appreciated. For catering purposes, the organisers ask observers to please note their attendance via the contact page.
Rotary is committed to safeguarding privacy and the confidentiality of personal information. Please see the event's statement on privacy here.
TO EXPRESS INTEREST in the 2019 event AND/OR REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL PLEASE CONTACT US VIA THE contact link ABOVE.
A local Rotary Club will cover the team sponsorship fees. This covers catering costs for the morning and afternoon teas and lunch, administration costs, prizes and other associated fees. Schools do not need to apply to their local Rotary Club for this sponsorship, but liaison is strongly encouraged.
The University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus will sponsor the winning team to attend the 2019 National MUNA Competition in Canberra. This is the 6th year the Central Coast's local University has sponsored the winning team.