Primary Schools Speech Competition



Rotary Manningham City commenced running an annual Primary Schools Speech Competition in 2013. This event sponsored by the Club, is usually held at one of the participating schools premises. The idea is to encourage primary school children in Grades 5 and 6 to prepare and deliver a short speech from a selection of five topics, thus providing them with the experience of speech preparation and public speaking in a safe forum.

The annual event is attended by Toastmasters Australia who provide guidelines, assessments and judges for the event. Participating students are short listed from competitions run in their schools and have to give a three minute speech on the night. Every child receives feedback and a certificate of participation. The top three students as assessed by the independent judges are provided with a plaque and a gift voucher.

The event is often attended by the Mayor of the City of Manningham as well as senior Rotarians, school teachers and family and friends of the participants, and is increasing in popularity each year it is run. Visitors are treated to an entertaining evening of wonderful speeches with light refreshments at the conclusion of the night.

We now have 12 local primary schools participating in this event every year!

  • Donburn Primary School
  • St Charles Borromeo Primary School
  • St Kevin’s Primary School
  • Serpell Primary School
  • Templestowe Heights Primary School
  • Templestowe Park Primary School
  • Templestowe Valley Primary School
  • St Gregory the Great Primary School
  • Birralee Primary School
  • Doncaster Primary School
  • Doncaster Gardens Primary School
  • St Clements of Rome Primary School

The annual Primary Schools Speech Competition is generously sponsored by the Templestowe Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank: