Public Speaking

Each year over 1000 students enter the Public Speaking arena from the schools in and around the Gold Coast, as the College hosts its annual Public Speaking Competition.

Public Speaking is never an easy task, generating anxiety in most people, but like many unfamiliar and uncomfortable experiences, practice definitely helps to build confidence. It is a skill that will last a life time.

The College's competition is an excellent opportunity to build on a communication skill that is needed in every walk of life, whether it be a speech at a family wedding, an interview with media, a presentation at a conference, or a maiden speech in Parliament.

Following the highly successful 2014 A.B. Paterson College Public Speaking Competition, which attracted over 900 entries from schools across the Gold Coast, the Grand Finals for the 5-7 years and 8-12 years were held last week. Results for all year levels can be accessed by clicking on the document below.


Public Speaking Competition Information