At Beacon Hill Public School we teach children the skills and etiquette associated with public speaking and debating.

Debating/Public Speaking

At Beacon Hill Public School we teach children the skills and etiquette associated with public speaking and debating. It is an important component of our teaching and learning programs.

From year 3 to year 6, a variety of public speaking activities are provided to the students. Topics are selected to enable students to research it and then present their findings to the class. A variety of techniques are employed to assist the students to evaluate their efforts and to improve on their performance in a constructive way. Some techniques include peer, self and teacher assessment.

Debating against other schools occur each year. Students from years 5 and 6 are selected according to their ability after several impromptu talks. A team for each grade is entered into the Premier's Debating Competition.

Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

A big congratulations to our Stage finalists who represented Beacon Hill Public School at the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition local final, held at Castle Cove Public School on Tuesday, 2 June.

The students Harrison Lockrey (Yr 6), Taylah De La Motte (Yr 5), Alexis Chominsky and Audrey Keary (Yr 4), triumphed against six other local schools with fantastic speeches and unrivalled poise. They each had to deliver a prepared speech of their choice, along with an impromptu speech in which they had 5 minutes to prepare.

Photo of BHPS Students at the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speakikng Competition - FInals

The competition is aimed at raising multicultural awareness in NSW primary schools while developing their interest in public speaking, improving confidence and speech-writing skills, not to mention making them think on their feet!