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Year 4 public speaking competition

​On Thursday afternoon, we had 11 of our Year 4 students take the brave step to further their public speaking confidence and attend the A B Paterson College Public Speaking Competition.  This is an incredibly prestigious competition that showcases a very high calibre of speakers from both the private and public sector.  Year 4 is an exploration year, where students simply compete for the experience rather than compete to gain a place in any preliminary or grand final, however it's safe to say, our 11 students were more than ready to speak at a competition level.

158 students attended the event and out of 18 schools in attendance, only four of these were from public schools.  The most rewarding part of watching our students deliver their speech was seeing their excited faces after it's over.  There's a real buzz and sense of accomplishment.  Our students were absolutely amazing and we're sure it was a very proud moment for their parents.  It's also safe to say that it was the parents who appeared the most nervous!

Well done to:
  • Georgie P (4B)
  • Isabella W (4C)
  • Isabella L (4C)
  • Phoebe P (4C)
  • Tawhiri W (4C)
  • Beau W (4C)
  • Grace G (4F)
  • Brooklynn M (4J)
  • Kilarney C (4L)
  • Ella W (4P)
  • Imogen R (4R)​