SIS SHIELD WINNERS – 2017

 

EVENT

 

JUNIOR

 

INTER

 

SENIOR

 

OVERALL

Book in a Day

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Chess

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Nazareth

Debating

     

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Public Speaking

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Teen Chef

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TheatreSportsTM

Flinders-Tyabb

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 Balcombe

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THEATRESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2017 Theatresports Championship was held at St Francis Xavier College on the 25th of July.  
A fun filled day was experienced with students from member schools, as guest judges Patrick Duffy and Tim Redmond from Impro Melbourne were present.

All teams performed a 1, 2 and 3 minute game and the competition was very close as the top four teams in each group qualified to the finals.

Congratulations to Flinders-Tyabb for winning the Junior Championship Shield.

Congratulations to Balcombe Grammar for winning the Senior Championship Shield.

Most Supportive Improvisor Award

Junior - Christina Perra, SFX-Berwick

Senior - Sarah Kruithoff, Flinders-CD

Best Line Award

Junior - Connor Beck, Berwick

Senior - Ace Mehegan, St Johns

Best Physical Offer

Junior - Sebastian Romero, St Johns

Senior - all senior students for the unified zombie attack

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS

 
TEEN CHEF CHAMPIONSHIP

All 12 member schools participated in this year’s Teen Chef competition, hosted at St Johns College on the 7th of August 2017.

The ingredients list this year included some unusual ingredients, such as Australian bush herbs, micro herbs for garnish and edible flowers. The decision was made to remove chocolate from the ingredients list, as students tend to fall back on chocolate as the easy dessert option. This proved to be an excellent choice, as the desserts were complex, creative and delicious; making use of lots of pastries, fruit and interesting flavourings.


We were fortunate to once again have judges from the ACF to observe, advise and judge the competition. They provided some guidance during the competition to ensure success for all participants.  The judges were very impressed by the techniques that the students used and agreed that the complexity and creativity in dishes were both surprising and impressive for secondary school students.
 

Congratulations to all schools involved and especially to our winners- Flinders College, Tyabb Campus with their winning dishes: Thai Chicken Curry with Coconut Rice, Fried Spices & Rice Paper Crisps; and Vanilla Bean Mousse with Raspberry Meringues, Raspberry Sauce, Coconut Crumb and Mint Dust.
 

Click here for the table of full results.

CHESS

On the 12th of September St Francis Xavier College hosted the 2017 Chess Championship and the tournament was hosted by ChessKids.

200 students from the following schools participated in the tournament:- Balcombe, Berwick, Cornish, Flinders, John Paul, Nazareth, Padua, St Francis Xavier, St James, St Johns, St Peters and Woodleigh. 

The day was a great collaboration of fellow students playing chess and the spirit of all players from all schools was terrific.

Congratulations to the Nazareth College students who were awarded with the Overall Championship Shield.

ChessKids medals were presented as follows:-

Gold - Isaiah Libermann from Woodleigh

Silver - Jack McDonald from Balcombe

Bronze - Vincent Nguyen from St Johns

Congratulations to all students and thank you for your participation.

The final results may be downloaded here https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/sis-chess-championships--6
 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

The 2017 Public Speaking Championship was held on the 2nd of May at John Paul College.

Teams from the following schools were registered:-  Berwick, Cornish, Flinders, Padua, St Peters, St Francis Xavier, St Johns, St James

Congratulations to all students for their convincing and engaging speeches in a very close competition.

The SIS Public Speaking competition is always a day of mixed emotions. The nervousness of waiting for your name to be called; the relief when it’s over; the excitement as you prepare your impromptu speech; and the utter dismay when you realise that your 5 minutes of preparation time is up!

50 students from year 7-10 participated in the competition as they presented on topics ranging from ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ to ‘If I ruled the world…’ and ‘The media controls how and what we think’. Some topics were known in advance while others were only revealed with 5 minutes to prepare.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to present in front of teachers and peers; and the DAV adjudicators provided useful and encouraging feedback to all students.

Congratulations to our schools:

     1st - Cornish

     2nd - SFX Berwick

     3rd - Berwick Grammar

BOOK IN A DAY

The Book in a Day Championship was held on the 15th of August.  
This competition provides student's with an opportunity to work together as a team to create an illustrated novella between 4000-6000 words in length.  Prompts are provided upon arrival and a bound book must be presented after 8 hours of hard work.  Some of the novella titles were:-

- Reunited

- Spoilt and Lost

- Terra

- Treasure among the Trees

- Underdog

- Skindeep

- Stoneheart

- Scarecrow Intelligence

- Maverick

- The After Math

Watch this space... Scholastic Books will judge the winning Novella... Good Luck everyone.


 

 

SIS Food Technology Co-ordinator's commence planning in April for the Teen Chef Championship held in Term 3 on Monday, 7 August 2017 at St Johns College in Dandenong.

 

All member schools are invited to participate and the competition is open to students in Years 9 - 11, particularly those who study food at school in Food Technology/Home Economics/Hospitality or other such subject, or have access to another schools Food and Technology program.

 

If however, there is no such program; the participating students should provide evidence of their suitability and competency from a recognised on-line program. This is to ensure that the students are competent in handling food hygienically and safely operating tools and equipment. Each school is to take responsibility for the selection of students, making their own judgement of the suitability and competency of competitors.

 

Each school is to field a team of four students that would be working on a single bench.

Each pair of students would be producing a main course item and the other pair a dessert for assessment.

 

Students need to complete their dishes in the space of 100 minutes plus cleaning up time of approximately 30 minutes.

 

The participating schools will be given in advance, a list of core ingredients that would have to be used in creating their dishes. This would give students the opportunity of trialling several alternative dishes before the competition day and gaining confidence.

 

A panel will be arranged for judging the competition.

 

The SIS Teen Chef Championship is proudly supported by :-    

         

Date - Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SIS Co-ordinators will nominate 2 Junior students (Years 7 & 8) and 2 Intermediate students (Years 9 & 10) to form 1 school team.

It is expected that all participants will compete with the objective of the SIS in a “spirit of co-operation and fairness”.

 

Competition Format

Each participating school may register 1 team consisting of FOUR students which includes 2 students from Years 7-8 (Junior) and 2 students from Years 9-10 (Intermediate).

Each participant will complete 2 speeches – a prepared and impromptu.

The topics for the prepared speeches will be prepared by SIS.

The topics for the impromptu speeches will be prepared by DAV.  Each participant in the impromptu round will be provided with 2 topics, from which he/she will then choose 1 of those topics for the speech. Each participant will have 5 minutes preparation time before they must commence their speech. Notes can be made during this preparation time, but the students are not allowed to receive any assistance from other students or their teacher.  Electronic devices must not be used and students will be disqualified from the competition if applicable.

Junior speakers will be allowed 2-3 minutes for prepared speeches and 1–2 minutes for impromptu speeches, with a knock given 30 seconds prior to their time expiring.

Intermediate speakers will be allowed 3-4 minutes for prepared speeches and 2–3 minutes for impromptu speeches, with a knock given 30 seconds prior to their time expiring.

All speeches will be awarded points by independent adjudicators. The marking scheme shall be as follows:- Matter – 50 Manner – 50 = 100 points per speaker.

At the end of the 4th round (impromptu speeches), all points from the 4 rounds will be tallied and the team with the highest points score shall be judged champion school. If 2 or more teams are equal on points, the team with the highest individual score from the 4 rounds will be judged the champion school and will receive the awards.

A shield will be presented to the Champion school and individual badges awarded to the winning students.

 

Competition Program

9:45                     Welcome

10:00-11:30           Round 1 – Junior Prepared (one room)

                           Round 3 – Junior Prepared (one room)

                           Round 1 – Intermediate Prepared (one room)

                           Round 3 – Intermediate Prepared (one room)

11:30-12:00           Lunch

12:00-1:30            Round 2 – Junior Impromptu (one room)

                           Round 4 – Junior Impromptu (one room)

                           Round 2 – Intermediate Impromptu (one room)

                           Round 4 – Intermediate Impromptu (one room)

1:45                      Presentations

 

 

Adjudication Criteria

 

There are 4 key components to a successful speech:-

 

1.    The subject matter for the prepared speech should be persuasive in some way;

        (NOTE: impromptu speeches may be descriptive rather than persuasive)

2.    The subject matter should be well constructed;

3.    The delivery must be convincing and engaging;

4.    The words of the speech should be concise, precise and accessible to the audience

The sub-criteria are matter and manner.

Matter involves:

  • Subject matter of the speech -
    • Does it aim to be persuasive?
    • Is it well-reasoned?
    • Is it engaging?
    • Is there a clear sense of “message” in the speech?
  • Structure of the speech, in as much as it refers to logical development of the speech -
    • Does the speech make its purpose clear at the start?
    • Does the speech have a clear structure? Does the speech develop its ideas logically?

 

 

Manner involves:

  • Style of speaking -
    • Fundamental tools of persuasiveness : clear speech and eye contact
    • Voice / Body language

                Dramatic monologues are not encouraged

  • Does the speaker tailor his/her speaking style to their content?

                Is the speech varied enough to hold the audience’s attention?

  • Cues: notes are allowed, but shouldn’t interfere.  Overuse of cue cards/A4 sheets are not encouraged

                Props are not allowed

                Microphones and lecterns are not allowed

  • The speech should be delivered with conviction and emphasis, but the delivery should not distract from the content.