Public Speaking

The focus of Public Speaking is about the successful use of the spoken word. It is not about making yourself heard, but rather about making people listen. Public Speaking gives students the chance to have their say about issues that matter to them.

Public Speaking in the Classroom

Oral presentations are a key component in the classroom, where key skills are developed from Year 7 through to Year 12 in all subject areas at St Bede’s College. Each year, students from Years 7 to 10 participate in a College-based Public Speaking Competition, named in honour of former College Principal Br Quentin O’Halloran.

Public Speaking Activities External to the College

Keen Public Speakers also have the opportunity to further extend their skills by competing in a wide range of Public Speaking activities outside the College, such as:

  • AINGER Public Speaking Competition (run by the Rotary Club of Richmond)
  • Plain English Speaking Award (run by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority)
  • Legacy’s Junior Public Speaking Competition (for students from Years 7-9)
  • Rostrum’s Voice of Youth Award
  • Rotary District 9810’s “Four-Way Test” Public Speaking Competition (for Year 10 students)
  • Debaters’ Association of Victoria’s “Junior Public Speaking Competition” (for students from Years 7-9)
  • ACC Public Speaking Competitions (for students in Years 7-10)
  • Lasallian Public Speaking Challenge (between St Bede’s, St James and De La Salle Colleges)

For more information

Public Speaking is an extra-curricular activity open to all students. For further information, please contact:
Ms Louise Doyle

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