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Junior School Students Shine at the Gold Coast Speech Contest

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Week 7, Term Three, 2018

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The Junior School additional language students showcased their speaking skills as they competed at the Modern Language Teachers’ Association Gold Coast Speech Contest, Sunday 19 August. The contest was held at Griffith University where there were more than 1000 competitors in the languages of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

The students wrote their speeches during class time, and were selected to represent the College on the basis of their performance in class. They were all very courageous to deliver a speech in a foreign language and did so with confidence and grace.

Our Italian students performed well and as a result, in the Year 4 Section, Josh Amores placed third, and Kseniia Igumenova was Highly Commended.

In the Year Italian Five section Ayla Chirathivat-Geralds took first place, and Danielle Svoboda Highly was awarded Highly Commended.

In the Year Six Italian Section, Anna Thomas placed first with Luella Aitkenhead and Stevie Landau Highly Commended.

Arya Bathols was Highly Commended for her German speech and Jacob Yuan and Wei-Wei Shen were Highly Commended for their Japanese speeches.

In the Year 4 Japanese Background Speaker HIMAWARI Section, Momoko Takahata took third place, and Lemi Chen was Highly Commended.

Students performed very well and represented the College with pride.

Please congratulate them if you see them around school.

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