Speaking Up

Speaking Up

Our Year 8 debaters have completed the Queensland Debating Union Sunshine Coast competition undefeated. Over four rounds, the students triumphed over other very capable teams and will now go on to Brisbane finals in Term 3. Well done to team members Noah Beasley, Dempsey Hall, Alessandro Papallo, Alex Jose, Thomas Grey and Lachlan Buchanan.

The Year 6 Speaking Competition was held on Wednesday this week. Three students from each house presented their speeches, nominating an Australian public figure for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The representatives were:

  • Bula: Eamon Mahoney, Allegra Pollack and Dan Whittingham
  • Mumba: Zaida Williams, Riley Holliday and Gabby Gorham
  • Wira: Kelsey Punter, Harry Hockam and Ella Jarick

Jack Packer was a very competent chairperson for the event. Well done to everyone who participated. The judges were Mrs Rae Hall, Ms Alisha Janssen and Ms Farlow and they were all impressed by the candidates’ speeches and ability to engage with the audience.

Congratulations to:

  • 1st Gabby Gorham
  • 2nd Dan Whittingham
  • 3rd Ella Jarick

As well as the speech competition, a group of Year 6 students is currently working on their debating skills for the USC competition next term. We wish them clear voices and quick minds.

Mrs Tina Cox, Head of English

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