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Last updated 9:38 AM on 8 October 2011


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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 Mr Cohen to register. You will then be required to prepare and present your speech on Tuesday 7th June 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.


If you are selected to represent the school, the finals will be held at Bald Face Public School on Thursday 23rd June


2011 Year 3 & 4 Topics

2011 Years 5 & 6 Topics

Australia – the lucky country

Racial harmony – are we there yet?

Every day is Harmony Day

When does a migrant become an Australian?

Sport brings people together

Asylum seekers

Welcoming refugees


The Australian Flag

Young people – showing the way

Racism hurts everyone

My beliefs

Never judge a book by its cover

Many languages, one voice

Sharing Australia


Multicultural at school

Racism – It's just not funny

Every family has a story

Multiculturalism in the media


 For more information CLICK HERE to visit The Arts Unit's public speaking website.