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This year the Pacific Speech Competition is proudly sponsored by the Ministry of Education. 

Thank you for participating in the 2020 ASB Polyfest Pacific Speech competitions. This year we have selected themes aligned to Identity, Language and Culture and this year's theme of 'Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul with the strength of Culture'

Juniors Topics

 

  • To teach me you must understand me

    This is an opportunity to hear student voice about what makes a difference and how they want their identity, language and culture visible and embedded in their learning. Please consider one or both of the following ideas in formulating your speech;


       a.  How does knowing my identity, language and culture support and advance my learning?

       b.  My ideal teacher would be…

  • If you were Prime Minister for the day, what changes would you make to ensure success in Education and why?

       This is an opportunity for students to think about education in a bigger context. What ideas they have to change the

       organisation of education at the moment. Please consider one or both of the following ideas in formulating your speech;

       a.  My ideal day in school would be...
       b.  If I were Prime Minister, I would change...   

  

 

Senior Topics

 

  • How can schools support the diversity of students?


       Wellbeing relies on being physically, emotionally and culturally safe at home, in school, in public and online. Each island

       group have traditional elements of culture that frame the way we live. This is an opportunity for students to identify and         consider how these elements can be applied in their school and classroom. Please consider one or all of the following           ideas in formulating your speech;


       a.  Traditional concepts or themes from your culture that can support the wellbeing of Pacific Youth in Auckland
       b.  How do you take care of your body, mind, spirit and soul as a young Pacific person in Auckland?
       c.  Care and development of our Pacific languages in Auckland

  • If you were Prime Minister for the day, what changes would you make to ensure success in Education and why?

       This is an opportunity for students to think about education in a bigger context. What ideas they have to change the

       organisation of education at the moment. Please consider one or both of the following ideas in formulating your speech;


       a.  My ideal day in school would be...
       b.  If I were Prime Minister, I would change...
       
  

Please visit the relevant Stage Information page for the Pacific translations for these topics and rules.