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1st: Geraldine School, Team 2
2nd: St Joseph’s School
3rd: Beaconsfield School
NEXT QUIZ: Waikato Heat (NZ)

Wednesday 19th October, 10am

Southwell School, 200 Peachgrove Road, Claudelands 3252 Hamilton, New Zealand

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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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