Each year over 1000 students enter the Public Speaking arena from the schools in and around the Gold Coast, as the College hosts its annual Public Speaking Competition.
Public Speaking is never an easy task, generating anxiety in most people, but like many unfamiliar and uncomfortable experiences, practice definitely helps to build confidence. It is a skill that will last a life time.
The College's competition is an excellent opportunity to build on a communication skill that is needed in every walk of life, whether it be a speech at a family wedding, an interview with media, a presentation at a conference, or a maiden speech in Parliament.
This competition is open to all students, Years 4-12. The Year 4 students are not in competition, but receive valuable experience in public speaking.
The dates of the competition are:
Adjudicator's Workshop Thursday, 30 August 4.00pm
Year 4 Thursday, 6 September 4.30pm
Years 5 - 7 Heats Tuesday, 9 October Yr 5 4.15pm, Yr 6 6.00pm, Yr 7 7.15pm
Years 8 - 12 Heats Thursday, 11 October Yrs 8 to 12 - start times to be confirmed
Years 5 - 7 Finals Tuesday, 16 October 4.30pm (Grand Finals straight after Finals)
Years 8 - 12 Finals Thursday, 18 October 4.30pm (Grand Finals straight after Finals)
The closing date for Years 5-12 entries is Friday, 7 September 2018.
Entries for Year 4 is now closed.
Public Speaking Competition Information
- A.B. Paterson Public Speaking Competition.pdf
- Expression of Interest Form - Date Extended.pdf
- Adjudicators Form 2. 2018.pdf
- Public Speaking Topics 2018.pdf
- Year 5 Entry Form.pdf
- Year 6 Entry form.pdf
- Year 7 Entry Form.pdf
- Year 8 Entry form.pdf
- Year 9 Entry form.pdf
- Year 10 Entry form.pdf
- Year 11 Entry Form.pdf
- Year 12 Entry Form.pdf
- Year 4 Public Speaking Competition Program 2018.pdf