Our debating team consists of students from Years 5 & 6. The debating team participates in the NSW Department of Education Premiers Debating Challenge.
Public Speaking is a courageous activity undertaken by students in Years 3-6. Students participate in the multicultural perspectives Public Speaking competition in Semester 1 and various other competitions throughout the year. Students prepare topics from a prescribed list and compete in class based competitions. From there, two representatives from each class are chosen to participate in a Stage based competition. During the Stage based competition, a Winner and Highly Commended are chosen to represent Kiama Public School at a local final.
In addition, recently representatives from Year 4 participated in both the Kiama Rotary and Apex clubs' Annual Public Speaking Competition along with 8 competitors from other local schools. The competition was divided into two divisions - Primary and High School. One of our KPS team members prepared and presented an excellent speech on 'The frivolous nature of Lottery/Lotto tickets'. The money we spend could be better spent on the impoverished people around the world: an idea worthy of thought!