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The Arts Unit

Digital Engagement

Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.

Speaking competitions

What's for you in 2019?

Speaking competitions

Developing confident speakers​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

In this eModule, you will learn strategies to develop your students' voice, body language and persuasive verbal techniques so they may become more confident members of your debating team.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Entering a speaking competition​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule will teach you how a speaking competition is run and how you may seek your Principal's approval to enter your team into a speaking competition.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Examining prepared and impromptu speeches

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

These eClips show four of the finalists in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking competition delivering both a prepared speech on a set topic chosen from a list that must have multicultural content and an impromptu speech on a topic chosen by the adjudicator on the day.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Hints and guidelines for public speaking competitions

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Public speaking tips presented in a straightforward animation.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

How to set up a spelling bee

with
Andrew Lasaitis
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Speaking competitions officer from The Arts Unit, Andrew Lasaitis demonstrates best practice for school based teachers when setting up a spelling bee. This information is crucial to ensure that events run smoothly for the NSW Premier's Spelling Bee. It is also transferable to class based spelling bees and whole school based spelling bees.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

Years 3 and 4 state final

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition has been encouraging primary school students to explore ideas of multiculturalism in Australia, as well as giving them a place to practice their public speaking skills and improve their confidence.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

NSW Premier's Debating Challenge

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to government schools throughout NSW, with age divisions for teams from Year 5 all the way up to Year 12. Teams entering the challenge compete in a round-robin series of debates against nearby schools, with the winners going on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

NSW Premier's Spelling Bee

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Speaker roles in the debating team​

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eModule will show you how to identify and explain the different speaker roles of the affirmative and negative teams.​

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

Speaking competitions

Available from
Fri
6/7/2018
PESA State Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
Available from
Fri
10/8/2018
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018
Years 11 and 12 State Final
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Available from
Fri
26/10/2018
MPPS State Final for Years 3 and 4
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
Available from
Thu
8/11/2018
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2018
Years 9 and 10 State Final
The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Available from
Fri
28/6/2019
NSW Plain English Speaking Award 2019 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
Available from
Fri
26/7/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Years 11 and 12 Final
Sydney University Great Hall
Available from
Fri
25/10/2019
NSW Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition 2019
Years 3 and 4 Final
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills
Available from
Wed
6/11/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final
Collaroy Centre
Available from
Mon
11/11/2019
NSW Premier's Debating Challenge 2019
Years 9 and 10 Final
The Wilkins Gallery, NSW Department of Education, Parramatta

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