We were very proud to have two students from Connells Point Public School represent our Georges River Network (comprised of 19 primary schools) in the Finals of the 2012 Sydney Region Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition.
On Tuesday 6 November, George and Dayna competed against the representatives of seven other Networks from Sydney Region. In all, there are 154 primary schools in Sydney Region, so George and Dayna were competing at a very high level against "the best of the best" in our region.
George competed in the Stage 2 competition. His prepared speech was "Why We Should Not Shop at Woolworths or Coles". The impromptu topic was "The Best Things in Life are Free". George enjoyed competing at this elite level and is to be congratulated on representing our Network, and our school, so well. Thank you, George, and very well done!
Dayna competed in the Stage 3 competition. Her prepared speech was "You Tube Censorship" and the impromptu topic was "Facing Responsibilities". Dayna is a highly experienced and accomplished public speaker and has represented our school, network and region with great success over a number of years. On this occasion, Dayna was again successful, and was selected as the Stage 3 Winner in this competition. Congratulations, Dayna!
Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Georges River Public Speaking (and Network 8) Finals, that were held at Connells Point Public School. The standard was extremely high and all of the students involved represented their schools wonderfully.
There were 19 schools involved in the competition with Connells Point being represented by:
Max – Early Stage 1
Gabriella – Stage 1
George – Stage 2
Dayna – Stage 3
The wonderful news is that George and Dayna won their divisions and will now proceed to the Sydney Region Finals to be held at Canterbury South Public School in November. We wish them the best of luck in their quest for oral supremacy!
A BIG thank you to all parents and teachers who assisted the students in preparing their speeches and practicing the impromptu component. I would also like to acknowledge our prefects, who were polite and accommodating, reflecting the values here at Connells Point.
Congratulations to all who were involved in the competition.