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Notice 24 2019

Notice to Schools 24/2019 − 24 April 2019

Plain English Speaking Award 2019 registrations closing soon

Principals/Directors, Year 10 and VCE English teachers, debating coordinators

Main points

Registrations for the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) public speaking competition will close on Monday 6 May.

PESA gives Victorian secondary students the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in public speaking. Applications are now open and teachers can register their students to participate via the online entry form. A maximum of two students per school may enter. Applicants must have been aged between 15 and 18 years on 1 January 2019.

Schools are encouraged to promote this worthy opportunity to students by placing the PESA 2019 poster on notice boards and sharing it through school networks.

There are 26 regional finals from Monday 20 May to Friday 31 May 2019 (inclusive). All regional finals start at 9.30am.

Action required

Principals/Directors should advise teachers that:

  • PESA registrations close on Monday 6 May 2019
  • the PESA 2019 poster is available for download on the VCAA website.

Critical date

Monday 6 May 2019

Additional information

For more information, visit the PESA webpage.

If you have further queries, contact the VCAA Student Events team: (03) 9032 1630 or .