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Junior School Students Shine at the Gold Coast Speech Contest

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Week 6, Term Three, 2017

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On Sunday 13 August, the Junior School languages students showcased their speaking skills as they competed at the Modern Languages Teachers’ Association Gold Coast Speech Contest. 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.

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 poise and grace.

Aleeza Tariq (left) and Danielle Svoboda (right) – respectively 1st and 2nd for Year Four Primary Italian.

Our Year Four students performed very solidly and as a result, Aleeza Tariq was awarded first place, with Danielle Svoboda in second place, and Highly Commended to Grace Frawley, Ayla Chirathivat-Geralds, and Abigail Brinkworth.

In the Year Five section our students took a clean sweep. Anna Thomas took first place, with James Young placing second, Hayeon Byun third, and James Georgeson awarded Highly Commended.

In Year Six, Alice Jones was Highly Commended for her German speech, Ava McCarthy placed second in the Year 6 French Section, and Joselene Chen came third for her Japanese speech.

Congratulations to all students who competed. Their hard work and persistence was evident on the day. An outstanding result!

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