1. This is the state final of a public speaking competition which is open to all government primary school students, with over 2,000 entering in 2017. The speakers present both a 3 minute prepared speech on multiculturalism and a 1 minute impromptu speech on an unseen topic following just 5 minutes of preparation time. Massive thanks to Multicultural NSW and to the Equity branch of the NSW Department of Education for making this competition possible.

    Marcus Papadimitrou, Beecroft Public School, Prepared - 0:02:38 / Impromptu - 0:44:57
    Ilia Lowe, Kariong Public School, Prepared - 0:06:13 / Impromptu - 0:46:09
    Gloria Hanna, Sans Souci Public School, Prepared - 0:09:36 / Impromptu - 0:47:13
    Ellouise Drew, Eurongilly Public School, Prepared - 0:12:48 / Impromptu - 0:48:28
    Elliot Spolc, Wentworth Falls Public School, Prepared - 0:17:06 / Impromptu - 0:49:33
    Olivia Wright, Robert Townson Public School, Prepared - 0:20:24 / Impromptu - 0:50:56
    Ava Hodnett-Daly, Nambucca Heads Public School, Prepared - 0:23:50 / Impromptu - 0:51:48
    Benjamin Fram, Gordon East Public School, Prepared - 0:27:37 / Impromptu - 0:52:55
    Zachary Mu, Greenway Park Public School, Prepared - 0:30:43 / Impromptu - 0:54:14
    David Temperley, Ashbury Public School, Prepared - 0:33:46 / Impromptu - 0:56:00
    Romany Janssens, Jamberoo Public School, Prepared - 0:37:18 / Impromptu - 0:57:05
    Molly Grogan, Hornsby Heights Public School, Prepared - 0:40:51 / Impromptu - 0:58:16
    Tony Davey, Adjudication - 1:02:33

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  2. This is the state final of a public speaking competition which is open to all government primary school students, with over 2,000 entering once again in 2017. The speakers present both a 4 minute prepared speech on multiculturalism and a 2 minute impromptu speech on an unseen topic following just 5 minutes of preparation time. Huge thanks to Multicultural NSW and to the Equity branch of the NSW Department of Education for making this competition possible.

    Misha Liem, Lane Cove Public School, Prepared - 0:03:05 / Impromptu - 1:00:26
    Angelina Colucci, Greystanes Public School, Prepared - 0:07:59 / Impromptu – 1:02:30
    Ruby Dokmanovic, Brunswick Heads Public School, Prepared - 0:12:47 / Impromptu – 1:04:58
    Benjamin Stevens, Concord West Public School, Prepared - 0:17:37 / Impromptu – 1:07:21
    Keira Jones, Forest Hill Public School, Prepared - 0:22:08 / Impromptu – 1:09:46
    Sayuri Abeysinghe, Murray Farm Public School, Prepared - 0:27:04 / Impromptu – 1:12:07
    Anhaar Kareem , Greenacre Public School, Prepared - 0:31:47 / Impromptu – 1:14:10
    Parri Barrel, Callala Public School, Prepared - 0:36:21 / Impromptu – 1:16:48
    Leah Teoh, Waitara Public School, Prepared - 0:41:23 / Impromptu – 1:18:46
    Sam Rodgers, Ferncourt Public School, Prepared - 0:46:16 / Impromptu – 1:20:50
    Gracie Watkins, Kanwal Public School, Prepared - 0:50:53 / Impromptu – 1:23:19
    Alannah Christodoulou, Bald Face Public School, Prepared - 0:55:22 / Impromptu – 1:25:38
    Bronwyn Cowell, Adjudication - 1:33:15

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  3. Each year ten different regions across NSW select their best four Years 9&10 debaters to represent them at these championships which are held over three days at the Women’s College of the University of Sydney. Each team debates four times on a series of unseen topics for which they have only one-hour of unassisted preparation time. Following those rounds and two semi-final debates, the Northern Sydney region and the Western Sydney region made it through to this grand final. The speaking time is 8 minutes (with a warning bell at 6 minutes) and the topic of the debate is "That the government should pay stay-at-home parents a salary equivalent to the minimum wage." Congratulations to all the students on being selected to represent their region, and thanks to everyone who made the tournament such a success!
    1st Affirmative - 0:01:20
    1st Negative - 0:09:39
    2nd Affirmative - 0:18:53
    2nd Negative - 0:28:03
    3rd Affirmative - 0:36:48
    3rd Negative - 0:46:04
    Adjudication - 0:55:17

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  4. This is the state final of the Years 9&10 division of the challenge, which was held on Friday 10 November 2017 in the Everest Theatre of the Seymour Centre – the first time a Premier’s Debating final has been held at the venue. The debate is between teams from Crestwood High School in Western Sydney and Smiths Hill High School in Wollongong. The speaking time is 8 minutes (with a warning bell at 6 minutes) and the topic of the debate is "That non-violent offenders should never be sent to prison." Congratulations to these finalists and thanks to all of the teachers and students in the 391 teams who entered this division in 2017.
    1st Affirmative - 0:01:27
    1st Negative - 0:08:07
    2nd Affirmative - 0:17:21
    2nd Negative - 0:26:20
    3rd Affirmative - 0:35:27
    3rd Negative - 0:44:50
    Adjudication - 0:53:56

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  5. This is the final of the primary school division of the challenge, which was held at the end of a three-day tournament at The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops (just north of Wollongong) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. The final is between teams from Kurrajong Public School and South Coogee Public School, and the speaking time is 4 minutes (with a warning bell at 3 minutes.) The topic of the debate is "That we should allow students to opt out of sport and PE classes in favour of academics." Congratulations to these finalists and thanks to all of the teachers and students in the record 825 teams who entered this age division in 2017.
    1st Affirmative - 0:01:20
    1st Negative - 0:05:52
    2nd Affirmative - 0:10:51
    2nd Negative - 0:14:55
    3rd Affirmative - 0:19:06
    3rd Negative - 0:24:17
    Adjudication - 0:29:27

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