Speakers' Corner


Stephanie Lee (Year 12) spoke with eloquence and sincerity at the Regional Finals of the Plain English Speaking competition in Lewisham at the end of May. Hosted by the Department of Education, Stephanie competed against other elite communicators in an eight minute prepared and three minute impromptu speaking task. Whilst she did not progress to the Grand Final, she has set an exceptional standard of participation and leadership in Speech and Public Speaking at PLC Sydney in 2017. Stephanie, we are so proud of your achievements.
Image: Stephanie Lee (Year 12) with Cranbrook student at Plain English Speaking Regional Finals.

issue1017-speaking-festivalSENIOR SPEAKING FESTIVAL

On Thursday 1 June, 17 students from Years 10 and 11 participated in the annual Senior Speaking Festival. The events were hotly contested and with several outstanding performances, the adjudicators were working very hard to separate the field. The results were as follows:

Senior Impromptu Speaking
1st - Eleanor Lawton Wade (Year 11)
2nd - Lina Cho (Year 11)
3rd - Claudia McDonnell (Year 11)
4th - Claire Shi (Year 10)
5th - Jessica Wang (Year 11)
Highly Commended - Wendy Lin (Year 10) and Sherie Pan (Year 11)

Senior Prose Reading
1st - Eleanor Lawton Wade (Year 11)
2nd - Annabelle Moore (Year 11)
3rd - Lauren McGrath Wild (Year 11)
4th - Natalie Lambropoulos (Year 10)
5th - Sherie Pan (Year 11)
Highly Commended - Lina Cho (Year 11) and Eliza Otton (Year 11)

Senior Poetry
1st - Sophie Ma (Year 11)
2nd - Annabelle Moore (Year 11)
3rd - Lauren McGrath Wild (Year 11)

The audition process for selection to the AHIGS team to compete at Tara Girls School in Term 4 and AIDPSC/ Speakfest Competition tour to Brisbane continued with the Junior Speaking Festival, which was held on Wednesday 7 June. Results will be published in the next issue of Connections.

Image (from left): Eleanor Lawton Wade (Year 11) and Sophie Ma (Year 11) - winners of the Speaking Festival.



Congratulations to Years 8 and 9 students who have been busy representing PLC Sydney Speech at various Eisteddfod events recently. The Year 8 ‘Storytellers’ won the ‘One -Act Play’ event at the Inner West Eisteddfod with their entertaining rendition of ‘Rapunzel’ - a twisted fairytale. This colourful scene was a well timed and cued piece which featured a visually attractive set and vocally pleasing characterisations. Special mention also to Sabine Haddad (Year 8), for her victory in the Public Speaking 13-14 division as well. 
Other Speech students have also participated successfully in the Sydney Eisteddfod recently. Sara Ghani (Year 9) was Highly Commended in the Character monologue 15 years. Isabella Cordaro (Year 8) and Louisa Cusumano (Year 9) performed well and gained valuable experience, with Isabella collecting a Highly Commended in the Australian Verse Speaking event (15 years and under). The Sydney Eisteddfod continues through July and August.
Image (from left): Year 8 Speech students Madeline Panos, Angela Rofail, Breteil David, Charlotte Guest, Brielle Papadopoulos and Jiena Huang - winners of the One Act Play, Inner West Eisteddfod.


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