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Junior School Students Shine at the Gold Coast Speech Contest

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Week 8, Term Three, 2019

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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 18 August. The contest was held at Griffith University where there were more than 1000 competitors in the languages of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Yugumbeh, Russian and Japanese.

The Italian 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.

The results as are follows:

Year 4 Italian

Eliana Brienza - 1st
Eliza Davenport - 2nd
Ellie Davies - HC
Rachel Derrick - HC

Year 5 Italian

Saeesha Kumar - 2nd
Kseniia Igumenova - 3rd
Zavier Iseppi - HC

Year 6 Italian

Ayla CG - 1st
Daisy Webber - 2nd
Danielle Svoboda - 3rd

Year 4 Japanese Background Speaker

Riko Tateno - 3rd

Year 5 Japanese Background Speaker

Kenshin Tateno - 2nd
Momoko Takahata - HC
Lemi Chen - HC

Year 6 Japanese Background Speaker

Hana Chandler - HC
Jodie Lin - 4th

Students performed very well and represented the College with pride.

Please congratulate them if you see them on campus.

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