Public speaking as a skill is highly valued by us and we develop these in many ways.
- A five-week long compulsory public speaking course is offered to all Grade 5 children. It culminates in a presentation for all their parents.
- Two Grade 7 public speaking teams are trained and entered into the High School’s Public Speaking Festival which is adjudicated by the Speech and Drama College (S.A.). They gain so much from this exposure and always excel. One of our teams won their section of the inter-high festival in 2015.
- One entrant per grade, in the Intersen Phase, and two entrants per grade, in the Foundation Phase, compete in the SISA Inter-Schools Speech Evening. All students are in the running and the representatives are chosen by a process of elimination, including an internal speech evening. Our students have also been placed in the SISA inter-school event.
- The students are also encouraged to use their public speaking skills in the Eisteddfod.