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LATEST RESULT: National Final (NZ)
1st: Cathedral Grammar, Canterbury
2nd: Southwell School, Waikato
3rd: Masterton Intermediate, Manawatu
NEXT QUIZ: World Final

Wednesday 10th July, 12am

Canberra Grammar School, Canberra, Australia

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Cathedral Grammar win New Zealand National Final 2024

Many congratulations to Cathedral Grammar, Canterbury on winning the 2024 New Zealand National Final.

Second place was taken by Southwell School, Waikato, and Masterton Intermediate, Manawatu came third.

Cathedral Grammar will now go forward to compete in the KLQ World Final in Canberra from 8 - 12 July.

Cathedral Grammar, Winners of the 2024 New Zealand National Final

Cathedral Grammar, Winners of the 2024 New Zealand National Final

 

Canberra Grammar School win Australia National Final 2024

Many congratulations to Canberra Grammar School on winning the Australia National Kids' Lit Quiz final 2024. Second place went to St Mary's College South Australia, and St Andrew's Cathedral School NSW came third.

Canberra Grammar School will now go forward to compete in the KLQ World Final in Canberra from 8 - 12 July.

Canberra Grammar School, winners of the 2024 Australia National Final

Canberra Grammar School, winners of the 2024 Australia National Final

 

The World's Best Readers get ready for the International Final in Canberra from 8 - 12 July

The World Final of the Kids’ Lit Quiz will be held in Canberra, Australia, on the 10th of July 2024. Students will attend events from the 8th to the 12th of July. The World Final will be held at Canberra Grammar School, who are previous world champions and have been big supporters of the quiz from the start.

The following countries/teams have already qualified:

  • USA: Sedgwick Middle School, Connecticut
  • Canada: Dublin Heights School
  • South Africa: St John's Boys' College
  • Thailand: Verso International School
  • Indonesia: ACS Jakarta

Indonesia National Final Results

Many congratulations to ACS Jakarta Team 1 on winning the Indonesia National Final, held on Saturday 16th March 2024.

Second place was taken by Binus-Simprug, and ACS Jakarta's Team 2 came third.

ACS Jakarta Team 1, winners of the KLQ 2024 Indonesia National Final

ACS Jakarta Team 1, winners of the KLQ 2024 Indonesia National Final

Thailand National Final Results

Two teams tied for first in the Thailand National Final.

After a tense sudden death three-question decider between Harrow International School and Verso, the National Final was won by Harrow.

With Harrow unable to attend the World Final in July it has been offered to Verso, who will be attending.

Third place went to Kings College.

Congratulations to all teams.

Verso School, who will be attending the World Final after their success in the Thailand National Final

Verso School, who will be attending the World Final after their success in the Thailand National Final

2024 World Final to be held in Australia

The World Final of the Kids’ Lit Quiz will be held in Canberra, Australia, on the 10th of July 2024. Students will attend events from the 8th to the 12th of July. It will be held at Canberra Grammar School, who are previous world champions and have been big supporters of the quiz from the start.

St John's Boys' College wins South Africa National Final 2024

Many congratulations to St John’s Boys’ College on winning the South Africa National Final, held on 17th February 2024.

Second place was taken by Western Province Prep School, and Eden College came third.

St John’s Boys’ College, winners of the 2024 KLQ South Africa National Final

St John’s Boys’ College, winners of the 2024 KLQ South Africa National Final

 

Dublin Heights School wins Canada National Final 2024

Many congratulations to Dublin Heights School on winning the Canada National Final, held on 9th February 2024.

Second place was taken by St Mildred‘s-Lightbourn, and Norseman Junior School came third.

Dublin Heights School, winners of the 2024 Canada KLQ National Final

Dublin Heights School, winners of the 2024 Canada KLQ National Final

Sedgwick Middle School, Connecticut wins USA National Final 2024

Many congratulations to Sedgwick Middle School, Connecticut, on winning the USA National Final, held on 31st January 2024.

Second place was taken by Cooper Middle School, Virginia, and King Philip Middle School, Connecticut, came third.
 

Sedgwick Middle School, Connecticut, winners of the 2024 USA National FinalSedgwick Middle School, Connecticut, winners of the 2024 USA National Final

BestStart Educare founder Chloe Wright dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of BestStart Educare founder Chloe Wright. 

The Wright family released a statement saying she had passed away at her home in Ōmokoroa.

Macquarie College wins 2023 KLQ World Final

Many congratulations to Macquarie College of Australia on winning the 2023 KLQ World Final, held on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at Havelock North Intermediate School, New Zealand. The New Zealand team from Waimea Intermediate came second, and third place went to ACS Jakarta of Indonesia.


Macquarie College (Australia), Winners of the 2023 KLQ World Final

Macquarie College (Australia), Winners of the 2023 KLQ World Final

Waimea Intermediate wins New Zealand National Final 2023

Many congratulations to Waimea Intermediate on winning the New Zealand National Final, held on 17th June 2023.

Second place was taken by Marian Catholic School, and Karori Normal School came third.

Waimea Intermediate, Winners of the 2023 New Zealand National Final

Waimea Intermediate, Winners of the 2023 New Zealand National Final

Macquarie College wins Australian National Final 2023

Many congratulations to Macquarie College on winning the Australia National Final, held on 5th June 2023.

Second place was taken by Blue Mountain Grammar, and Shore Senior School came third.


Macquarie College, Winners of the 2023 Australia National Final
Macquarie College, Winners of the 2023 Australia National Final

Shrewsbury Bangkok Team 2 wins Thailand National Final 2023

Many congratulations to Shrewsbury Bangkok Team 2 on winning the Thailand National Final, held on 15th May 2023.

Two teams tied for second place: Bangkok Patana Team 3 and Phuket School Team 3.

Third place was taken by The American School of Bangkok, Team 2.
 

Shrewsbury Bangkok Team 2, Winners of the 2023 Thailand KLQ National FinalShrewsbury Bangkok Team 2, Winners of the 2023 Thailand KLQ National Final

ACS Jakarta wins Indonesia National Final 2023

Many congratulations to ACS Jakarta on winning the Indonesia National Final 2023.

Second place was taken by Raffles Christian School - Kebun Jeruk, and Binus School - Simprug came third.

ACS Jakarta, Winners of the 2023 KLQ Indonesia National Final

ACS Jakarta, Winners of the 2023 Indonesia National Final

New Zealand Reading Ambassador

We proudly congratulate the appointment of Alan Dingley from Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School as the new Reading Ambassador for Children and Young People in New Zealand. As a reading role model Alan will promote the importance of reading for pleasure and will inspire readers across New Zealand to appreciate both New Zealand and international literature.

Alan’s Kids’ Lit Quiz team came second in the international Kids’ Lit Quiz Final in Singapore in 2019.

Alan Dingley, New Zealand Reading Ambassador

Alan Dingley, New Zealand Reading Ambassador

Manor Gardens School wins South Africa National Final 2023

Many congratulations to Manor Gardens School on winning the South Africa National Final 2023.

Second place was taken by Grove School (Team 1), and St John's College came third.


Manor Gardens School, winners of the 2023 South Africa National Final

Manor Gardens School, winners of the 2023 South Africa National Final

Cooper Middle School, Virginia win USA National Final 2023

Many congratulations to Cooper Middle School, Virginia, on winning the 2023 USA Final.

Sedgwick Middle School came second, and third place was taken by King Philip Middle School.

Cooper Middle School, Virginia, winners of the 2023 USA National KLQ Final

Cooper Middle School, Virginia, winners of the 2023 USA National KLQ Final

Belmont Intermediate win New Zealand National Final 2022

Many congratulations to Belmont Intermediate, who won the New Zealand National Final on Saturday 12th November 2022.

Second place was taken by Tawa Intermediate, and Karoro School came third.
 

Belmont Intermediate, Winners of the 2022 New Zealand National Final

Belmont Intermediate, Winners of the 2022 New Zealand National Final

Shore Senior School win Australia National Final 2022

Many congratulations to Shore Senior School on winning the Australia National Final on 12th August 2022.

Second place was taken by Neutral Bay Primary School, and Luther College came third.


Shore Senior School, Winners of the KLQ 2022 Australian National FinalShore Senior School, Winners of the KLQ 2022 Australian National Final

Harrow Team 4 win Thailand National Final

Many congratulations to Team 4 from Harrow on winning the Thailand National Final on 11th May 2022.

Harrow Team 2 came second, and third place went to Bangkok Prep, Team 1.

 

Harrow Team 4, winners of the 2022 Thailand KLQ FinalHarrow Team 4, winners of the KLQ 2022 Thailand National Final

Westville Senior Primary win 2022 South Africa National Final

The 2022 Australia National Final, held on 5th March 2022 at Roedean School, Johannesburg, has been won by Westville Senior Primary School. Many congratulations to them!

Second place was taken by The Grove School, and Greenwood Bay came third.
 

Westville Primary, Winners of the KLQ 2022 South Africa National Final

Westville Senior Primary, Winners of the KLQ 2022 South Africa National Final

2022 Indonesia Heats and Final Cancelled

We regret to announce that the 2022 KLQ Indonesia heats and final have been cancelled because of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

2022 New Zealand Heats and Final Postponed

The New Zealand heats and final of the 2022 Kids' Lit Quiz have been postponed until the second half of this year This is due to the emergence of Omicron and government regulations which limit gatherings.

Regional coordinators will be advised of new dates in due course.

UPDATE 22 OCT 2021: NEW ZEALAND FINAL CANCELLED

The 2021 New Zealand Kids' Lit Quiz Final (which was due to take place on 20 November 2021) has been officially CANCELLED because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Citipointe Christian College (Queensland) win 2021 Australia National Final

The 2021 Australia National Final, held online on 12th November, has been won by Citipointe Christian College (Queensland). Many congratulations to them!

Second place was taken by Luther College (Victoria), and Neutral Bay Public School (NSW) came third.
 

Citipointe Christian College, Winners of the 2021 Australia National Final

Citipointe Christian College, Winners of the 2021 Australia National Final

KLQ Celebrates 30 Years

On 19th May 2021 at the Waikato heat we had a great night of festivities celebrating thirty years since KLQ started in Hamilton.

Thailand Heat and Final Postponed

The Thailand Heat and National Final have had to be postponed because of the global pandemic. Details of a rearranged date will be posted here as soon as they become available.

South African Heats Cancelled

Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID virus we have been forced to cancel the South African Heats.

School Librarians United Podcast

Amy Hermon of School Librarians United in Michigan interviews Julie Huggins of Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand.

Learn how Julie builds a culture of reading AND coaches a winning Kids' Lit Quiz team!

This excellent podcast is motivational and inspirational, and is for all librarians wanting to know more about the KLQ and how to get their schools involved and their kids motivated.

Havelock North Intermediate win 2020 New Zealand Final

Many congratulations to Havelock North Intermediate, winners of the 2020 New Zealand Final held at the National Library of New Zealand on 15th November 2020. 

Second place was taken by Tauranga Intermediate, and Southwell School came third.


Havelock North Intermediate, Winners of the 2020 New Zealand FinalHavelock North Intermediate, Winners of the 2020 New Zealand Final

 

Iona College win 2020 Australia Final

Many congratulations to Iona College (Queensland), who came first in the 2020 Australia Final held (virtually) on 23rd October.

Canberra Grammar School (Team 2) came second, and third place was taken by Frensham School (NSW).


Iona College (Queensland), Winners of the 2020 Australia National Final

Iona College (Queensland), Winners of the 2020 Australia National Final

Binus Bekasi win 2020 Indonesia Final

Many congratulations to Binus Bekasi, who came first in the 2020 Indonesia Final held (virtually) on 6th June 2020.

Binus Serpong came second, and third place was taken by Raffles Kerbun Jeruk.
 

Binus Bekasi, Winners of the 2020 Indonesia National KLQ FinalBinus Bekasi, Winners of the 2020 Indonesia National KLQ Final

Resumption of New Zealand Quizzes

We are delighted to announce that the postponed New Zealand quizzes will resume from 24 August 2020.

Full details of the heats and final can be found on our Schedule of Heats and Finals page.

Indonesia 2020 Heat and Final to take place on digital platform YLearn

The Indonesia 2020 Heat and Final will take place on the digital platform YLearn.

For full details please see the schedule of heats and finals for Indonesia.

Singapore 2020 Heats -- CANCELLED --

We are sorry to have to announce that the Singapore 2020 Heats and Final have had to be cancelled because of the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

Suggested List of Books to Read

Wayne Mills, the KLQ Quizmaster, has put together a list of titles that KLQ fans may enjoy.

With children at home during this enforced period it doesn't mean that they can't travel beyond their home with titles such as these.

Remaining 2020 Heats -- POSTPONED --

All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.

Update 22 April 2020: The Singapore 2020 competition has had to be cancelled.

Currently it is hoped that the New Zealand heats can be held in September 2020. Please check back here regularly for further details and for information about the other regional heats.

The Australia heat in Canberra, formerly announced to be postponed until 25 March, is now on hold until further notice.

KLQ World Final 2020 -- CANCELLED --

In the interest of students, their families and coaches the New Zealand Board of the Kids' Lit Quiz have been forced  to announce the cancellation of this year's World Final due to the spread of COVID-19. With students and families expected from five continents the risk of travelling to NZ posed too many potential risks to student welfare and to the country as a whole.

All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.

Parkview Senior School win KLQ 2020 South Africa Final

Many congratulations to Parkview Senior School on winning the 2020 South Africa National Final.

Heronbridge School came second, and third place was taken by Kenridge Primary School.


Parkview Senior School, winners of the 2020 South Africa National FinalParkview Senior School, winners of the 2020 South Africa National Final


The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes

Here on our website you can find out all about KLQ, try some practice questions, discover how to enter a team and view quizzes past and future (and results) on the Schedule of Heats and Finals

The Kids’ Lit Quiz is a not-for-profit organisation which has (or is about to obtain) charity status in some of the countries in which it operates. It is run and managed exclusively by volunteers, who give up hours of their time to enable the competition to thrive and grow. Each country has a National co-ordinator backed up by regional co-ordinators and dozens of voluntary helpers. 

Since it began in 1991 the quiz has spread across the world, with national competitions being held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. You can jump quickly to more information about your country using the KLQ Across the World section on the right of every page.

 

 


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