Public Speaking

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 4.30pm, Yr 6 6.00pm, Yr 7 7.15pm
Years 8 - 12 Heats                   Thursday, 11 October         Yrs 8 & 9 4.30pm, Yrs 10 & 11 6.00pm, Yr 12 7.15pm
Years 5 - 7 Finals                    Tuesday, 16 October            4.30pm
Years 8 - 12 Finals                  Thursday, 18 October          4.30pm

If students from your school are interested in participating, could you please return the Expression of Interest form to A.B. Paterson College by Friday, 22 June 2018.

The closing dates for the competition entries are:
Year 4                        Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Years 5 - 12               Friday, 7 September 2018

Public Speaking Competition Information