Date - Tuesday, 28 April 2020
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”.
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.
A competition program will be provided to all schools.
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.
Subject matter of the speech -
Structure of the speech, in as much as it refers to logical development of the speech -