Speech and Drama Eisteddfod

Public Speaking

It’s been a very busy couple of months in the public speaking department. All students who were recently  involved in the Speech and Drama Eisteddfod have received merit points and contributed to their House’s chance of winning the public speaking cup at the end of the year . Congratulations again to all participants. A report highlighting some individual successes can be found in the previous newsletter. 

 

On June 20th Tiffany Tracey competed in the Melbourne Final of PESA (Plain English Speaking Competition) after winning the regional final in May. This is a competition organised by the VCAA (Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority) where students are required to deliver a six minute prepared speech and a three minute impromptu speech. Tiffany was thrilled to be part of such a prestigious competition where the standard was exceptional. She represented our college in an exemplary manner and her  presentations were outstanding.

 

Also in June, four of our juniors represented the college in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award at Legacy House in Warrnambool . This competition is for accomplished speakers between 12 and 14 years of age. Speakers  are required to deliver a 5 min speech on a  social justice issue as well as deliver a two minute impromptu speech . Congratulations to the following students on your fine performances at this event: Jasmine Anderson, Arwen Bounds, Anne Davis and Tazmyn Reuel. Further congratulations are extended to Tazmyn Reuel who was runner up! 

 

Debating teams have all started their preparation for the City of Warrnambool Debating Eisteddfod. The Debating rounds begin at the end of July.

Music

We have been very busy the last couple of days with many students participating in the Warrnambool Eisteddfod. Please see below our outstanding results:

 

Rain Rao- 1st place, consolidated piano solo (Australian composer), 2nd place consolidated piano solo (own choice)

Finn Stratford- HM, intermediate piano solo (own choice), HM, Original Composition

Hudson Harris- 1st place, novice woodwind solo

Karl Graesser- 3rd place, novice woodwind solo

Charlie Brown- 1st place, intermediate woodwind solo

Airlie O’Brien- 2nd place intermediate woodwind solo

Olivia Holdway- 3rd place intermediate woodwind solo

Kathryn Ross- HM advanced woodwind solo

Junior Concert Band- 1st place

Senior Concert Band- 1st place

Airlie O’Brien/Olivia Holdway/Lara Vincent- 1st place novice woodwind ensemble

Flute Ensemble- 1st place intermediate woodwind ensemble

Kathryn Ross/Olivia Holdway/Emily Ward- 3rd place intermediate woodwind ensemble.

 

Wow. Just wow. Words can’t explain how proud I am of our music students and staff, who have invested so much energy into our preparation, embracing challenges, but most of all, enjoying what we love: music.

 

Erin Toulmin

Music Coodinator