English (Speech Making & Debating)

  • First and foremost, English is a language….. this semester we will be focusing on our opinion and persuasive writing. 
  • Students will express themselves not only in the written word, but verbally through discussion, debates and teaching presentations, including…

    • Impromptu and planned speech making and debates will be presented individually and as a group
    • Learning how to “sell” yourself and your “product of opinion” both orally and in written format.

    Students may create…

    • Books
    • Brochures
    • Flyers
    • News articles
    • Speeches
    • PowerPoint Presentations 

    … and more on their own technology!

    Some form of technology (iPad/tablet/laptop) with required apps installed is a must for this class.

    This semester students will produce a Speech accompanied by a PowerPoint Presentation that will be on display at the Presentation Afternoon. Selected students will also present their speech on stage.

    Dates for 2018 Presentation Afternoons are:

    • Semester 1: 30th June  
    • Semester 2: 8th December
  • Outcomes covered within the Australian Curriculum:

    • English
    • Digital Technology
  • Teacher: Sarah-Ann Nicholson-Holden

    Classes will be taught by Sarah-Ann Nicholson-Holden from Rainbow Productions. Sarah-Ann is our head teacher bringing with her over 30 years experience teaching all ages and abilities from Primary to TAFE level. She is currently homeschooling two of her three boys aged 12 & 14, while her 15 year old is now successfully studying at TAFE. Sarah-Ann teaches a range of different classes at both venues and is passionate about all her students and assisting them to succeed in whatever they set their mind to! Sarah has a natural bent to bring out the best in all her students!