Geelong Japanese Speech Contest
The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria participated in the contest and impressed the judges and audience with their excellent language and presentation skills.
The participants who were in Year 5 to Year 12 delivered short set speeches and their original speeches in Japanese. It was an opportunity for students not only to gain speaking skills in Japanese but also to meet a group of young people who hold the same passion toward Japanese learning.
Our college proudly had the largest group of enthusiastic participants again this year and brought back many awards. They demonstrated their growing mindset by their commitment and challenging themselves to such a huge task. They spent much of their own time preparing for the contest and performed their speeches confidently in front of a large audience.
We congratulate all the students on their great effort and achievements. We also thank their parents for their support in their child’s Japanese learning.
The participants and prize winners are as follows:
1st Naomi Lamprecht (Y6)
3rd Kirrily McConachy (Y8)
Encouragement Award Toby Roberts (Y8)
1st Max Hyde (Y10)
2nd Braiden Troy (Y10)
3rd Khin Khin Sumon (Y10)
Excellent Effort Award Nicholas Gill (Y10)
1st Lin Nakayama (Y8)
Senior Open (Y11/12)
2nd Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y11)
3rd Alyssa Jones (Y11)
Excellent Effort Award Isla Ritchie (Y11)
Encouragement Award Lily Dell-Rennie (Y11)
Certificate of Participation
Tvisha Merchant (Y6) Charlotte Goldsmith (Y6) Teneal Booth (Y7) Ali Cronk (Y7) Charlie Kondos (Y7) Jack Frenchman (Y9) Liam Beasant (Y10) Aden Diamond (Y10) Kyla Kacprzak (Y10) Bwe Le Htoo Wah (Y10)
Head of Japanese and Exchange