St Andrews Christian College Annual Public Speaking Competition
St Andrews Christian College will be commencing an Annual Public Speaking Competition as part of our curriculum. The Lord Jesus was a public speaker equal to none. He preached the Gospel of truth in public places, persuasively, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we are called to speak, not only with effectiveness, but also in a way that honours God and inspires others to follow Jesus.
Other Reasons for the Competition: 1. To prepare our students for the NAPLAN Persuasive Writing Task. 2. To improve the confidence of students as future leaders. 3. To equip our students for Oral Presentations, as they are an integral component of the teaching and learning process. 4. To showcase the enormous talents of our students
Further Information All students in Years 1-12 will be required to participate. Stages One and Two are currently in progress. All the themes chosen have a Christian perspective e.g. “We cannot be Christians unless we love our neighbour”.
Stage 1: Stage 2: Class Presentations
All classes do speeches in English time. This is coordinated by class English teacher/Home Room teacher. Teachers choose top 3 or 4 speeches in their class according to the set criteria.
Year levels get together and hear the top (6-8 speeches) speeches given in Stage 1 of competition. Again this is done in English class time and coordinated by English teacher/Home Room teacher. Top 3 speeches are chosen from each year level.
Stage 3: Section Presentations
Final for Junior Primary. This is done in Assembly time or class time as arranged by Yvonne Hughes. From 9 speakers, the winner of the JUNIOR PRIMARY ST ANDREWS PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARD is awarded at this event. All to receive recognition and certificates.
Senior Primary (4-6): This is done in Assembly or specially arranged event by Tim Farmilo. Top 3 speakers in each Year level speak and 3 finalists across Year 4-6 are chosen for the FINAL on June 1st.
Junior Secondary (7-9): This is done in Assembly or specially arranged event by Christina Natsis. Top 3 speakers in each Year level speak and 3 finalists across Year 7-9 are chosen for the FINAL on June 1st.
Senior Secondary (10 -12): This is done in Assembly or specially arranged event by Christina Natsis. Top 3 speakers in each Year level speak and 3 finalists across Year 10-12 are chosen for the FINAL on June 1st.
Stage 4: Grand Final
The final stage of the Competition will take place on Open Day June 1st in Rembrandts between 12:00pm and 1:15pm. On this day our top three students in each section, Senior Primary/ Junior Secondary / Senior Secondary, will present their riveting speeches to our esteemed adjudicators: Alan Tudge (Federal member for Knox), and other dignitaries. The winner will receive a perpetual cup.
We encourage the St Andrews College Community to support our students in this very important and exciting curriculum initiative.
Yours eloquently, Christina Natsis Head of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
Notices of Interest
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