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Last updated 3:54 PM on 2 April 2013

Multicultural Public Speaking

 The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition heightens students' awareness of multicultural issues while developing their interest in public speaking and improving their confidence and speech-writing skills. The competition is open to years 3-6, with a junior and senior category.


For the competition, students present both a prepared speech and an impromptu speech. For their prepared speech, students must choose a topic from the list below. The impromptu speech will be chosen by the adjudicator on the day and will be on a general (not multicultural) theme. Contestants will have 5 minutes to write their impromptu speeches.


Division / Speech

Warning Bell

Speaking Time (2 Bells)

Years 3 & 4 Prepared Speech

2 minutes

3 minutes

Years 3 & 4 Impromptu Speech

30 seconds

1 minutes

Years 5 & 6 Prepared Speech

3 minutes

4 minutes

Years 5 & 6 Impromptu Speech

1.5 minutes

2 minutes


If you are interested in auditioning to represent the school, please see Mrs Dickson to register. You will then be required to prepare and present your speech on Thursday 2 May and complete an impromptu. Two students in each division will then be chosen to represent Connells Point Public School at the Sydney Region Multicultural Public Speaking finals.


2013 Year 3 & 4 Topics

2013 Years 5 & 6 Topics

Racism and bullying

When does a migrant become an Australian?

Sport – breaking down barriers

Asylum seekers

The Australian Flag

Peace and harmony

How kids can make a difference

Getting a multicultural education

It's cool to be different

Many languages, one land

What Harmony Day means to me


Every family has a story

Connecting communities

My overseas connections

The same but different


Un- Australian

Multiculturalism at school

Racist jokes aren't funny