Van Riebeeckpark Primary Public Speaking

 

 

Themes for 2018

GRADE THEMES- AFRIKAANS THEMES– ENGLISH
Grade 1 - 3

Goud

Druppeltjies

Miere

Bags

Joy

Music

Grade 4 - 5

Smaak

Vingers

Drup

Careful

Stones

Survive

Grade 6 - 7

Uurglas

Hoop

Teken

Face

Power

Lies

 

 

The duration for the speeches are as follows:

  • Grade 1 to 3:         2 – 4 minutes
  • Grade 4 and 5:      3 - 5 minutes
  • Grade 6 and 7:      4 – 6 minutes

 

General Rules:

The structure of the speech requires an introduction, body and conclusion.Persuasionand reasoning is

a requirement. Avoid doing a discussion, sermon, readingr monologueas reasoning is a requirement.

(Also, be careful of informative speeches). Participants must wear full, formal school uniform. If there

are 2 participants with the same speech, both will be disqualified. During Super 12 public speaking,

these participants will be asked abstract questions and NO unprepared speeches will be delivered.

No points are revealed to the participantsJudges’ responses will be given to the participants after

the competition. No photos or videos will be allowed to be taken during the speeches. The decision

of the judges is final and no correspondence in this regard will be given during or after the competition.

 

 

Penalties:

For every 10 seconds over or under the allocated time, one penatly point may be deducted by the

head judge. Stick to the time limit!!

Guidelines:

   1. Language use:

  • Avoid using the podium. You get points for body language and the podium hides this.
  • Make eye-contact with the audience as well as the judges.
  • Acknowledge the chairperson somewhere in your introduction.
  • Do not thank the audience.
  • Your facial expressions should match what you are saying.
  • Gestures are effective but use them sparingly.
  • Ensure that your clothing is neat and that you present yourself in a decent manner.
  • First impressions are important.
  • Use notes. Notes should be meaningful.
  • They should not be too big or too small – postcard size is neat and ideal.
  • Handle them subtly and do not hold them too high or too low.

 

  • 2. Delivery:
  • The introduction and conclusion should stand out clearly.
  • End on a high note and a strong last sentence where the participant forms their opinion chooses a side.
  • It should also convince the audience to agree with the participant.
  • Never announce the topic being addressed.
  • The introduction must grab the attention of the audience and lead to the particular theme used.
  • A statement must be followed by proof/evidence.
  • Show proof of research in your statements.
  • Use a maximum of 1 English quote (if necessary).
  • If quotes are used in a different language, it must be explained in Afrikaans.
  • Try to stay away from stretched out, boring quotes with many statistics.
  • Statistics are important, however, for gr. 6 – 7.
  • Maintain a balance in the speech – always try to squeeze in some humor, even in a serious speech.
  • The 3 main ideas should stand out and be joined by supporting arguments.
  • Ensure that there is an order to the train of thoughts that you are trying to get across to the audience.
  • The speech must have body and leave the audience with something to think about.
  • Conclusion
  • 3 Main ideas (each with their own supporting arguments)
  • StructuringIntroduction
  • Who is my audience? Children, parents etc.
  • Does the piece remain a speech and not something of a drama-item?
  • Is the topic debatable and can a particular side be taken?
  • Your language use must be natural and original.
  • Your language must not be too “high” or too technical as the audience may lose interest.
  • Avoid mistakes and “clichés”.
  • Articulation should be clearavoid.
  • Assimilation is importantit lends a “naturalness” to the speech.
  • For example, “Hand me my hambag” – “hambag” is speaking naturally and not handbag.
  • Put some creativity into your work, it plays an important role and can be crucial.
  • If a participant gets stuck, they should stop, think about it and then talk.
  • They should not panic and lose concentration and definitely not make any excuses. Stop . . . think about it . . . carry on!
  • The participant should make the facts their own, believe in what they are trying to say and retain spontaneity.

 

  • 3. Internal
  • Who takes part?                 Everyone that wants to!!!                     Afrikaans and English

 

  • Dates:                                 Language:                Grade:           Place:              Time:
  • 12 February 2018               Afrikaans                    Gr. 6 – 7         Hall                  18:00
  • 13 February 2018               Afrikaans                    Gr. 4 – 5         Hall                  18:00
  • 14 February 2018               Afrikaans                    Gr. 1 – 3         Hall                  18:00
  • 19 February 2018               English                       Gr. 1 – 3         Hall                  18:00
  • 20 February 2018               English                       Gr. 4 – 5         Hall                  18:00
  • 21 February 2018               English                       Gr. 6 – 7         Hall                  18:00

 

  • Participants must please report to their areas by 17:30!!
  • Grade 5 answer questions on speech.
  • Grade 6 + 7 do unprepared.
  • 1. SUPER 12- Public Speaking 2018
  • Who takes part?                Only AFRIKAANS      

 

  • Gr. 1 – 3, the 1st and 2nd place during the internal public speaking meaning only the 2 with the highest points in the section, not per grade.
  • Gr. 4 – 5, the 1st and 2nd place during the internal public speaking meaning only the 2 with the highest points in the section, not per grade.
  • Gr. 6 – 7, the 1st and 2nd place during the internal public speaking meaning only the 2 with the highest points in the section, not per grade.
  • Date:                 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 9 and 10 March 2018
  • Place:                LAERSKOOL MENLOPARK
  • Registration:     FRIDAY, 9 MARCH AT± 14:00
  • Opening and competition: FRIDAY, 9 MARCH AT ±  14:30 in the school hall.
  • Friday afternoon the selection (for the qualifying participants) for Gr. 4 and 5, Gr. 6 and 7 will take place. Saturday morning will be the Gr. 1 to 3 selection along with the Gr. 6 and 7 finals.
  • Saturday after lunch it will be Gr. 1 to 3 and Gr. 4 and 5 final.
  • The competition should be finished by ±18:00. Please also take note that the written responses will be handed out in specific venues after every selection and that no written responses will be done in the final rounds.
  • Refreshments and meals:
  • The tuckshop of Laerskool Menlopark will be open for participants, parents and other members of the audience. Much effort goes into the preparation of the food, please support them.
  • 2. KEMPTONPARK PRIMARY SCHOOLS PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

  • Who takes part?       AFRIKAANS AND ENGLISH       

 

  • Gr. 1 – 3, there can be 6 per section that take part which means:
  • Gr. 1 = 2     The 2 per grade with the highest
  • Gr. 2 = 2          points achieved, per language
  • Gr. 2 = 2          during the internal public speaking.
  • Afrikaans = 6 AND English = 6
  • Gr. 4 – 5, there can be 4 per section that take part which means:
  • Gr. 4 = 2     The 2 per grade with the highest
  • Gr. 5 = 2          points achieved, per language
  •                         during the internal public speaking.
  • Afrikaans = 4 AND English = 4
  • Gr. 6 – 7, there can be 4 per section that take part which means:
  • Gr. 6 = 2     The 2 per grade with the highest
  • Gr. 7 = 2          points achieved, per language
  •                         during the internal public speaking.
  • Afrikaans = 4 AND English = 4
  • Dates:                         Afrikaans:                    6 June 2018
  • English:                   7 June 2018
  • Prizegiving:                 7 June 2018
  • Place:                         LAERSKOOL VAN RIEBEECKPARK
  • Registration fee:        R50 per participant per item.

     

     

  • 3. ATKV - PUBLIC SPEAKING
  • Who takes part?:        AFRIKAANS
  •      
  • Gr. 1 – 3, There can be 6 per section that take part which means :
  • The 6 children with the highest points per section.
  • Gr. 4 – 5, There can be 6 per section that take part which means:
  • The 6 children with the highest points per section.
  • Gr. 6 – 7, There can be 6 per section that take part which means:
  • The 6 children with the highest points per section.
  • Dates:                          First rounds:   11, 12, 13 April 2018
  • Semi-finals:     1 June 2018
  • Finals:              16 August 2018  (ATKV-Buffelspoort)
  • Place:                         LAERSKOOL WESTWOOD BOKSBURG
  • Registration fee:        R185 per participant
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