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Notice 57 2019

Notice to Schools 57/2019 − 5 June 2019

Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) 2019 update

Principals/Directors, Years 7–10, VCE English and VCE Extended Investigation teachers, VCE coordinators, VCAL Literacy teachers, and public speaking and debating coordinators

This year the VCAA is partnering with State Library Victoria (SLV) to present the PESA 2019 State Final on Friday 26 July 2019 at the Village Roadshow Theatrette (9.45am for 10am start).

The SLV will also host events before and after the State Final. At 9am, there will be a guided tour of the SLV's new spaces, dome and galleries, including a demonstration of how to access the online catalogue and collections. At 2pm, students can attend the VCE Research Essentials Workshop, which will cover how to use the online catalogue, explore the extensive range of free databases and discover subject-specific resources.

Bookings are essential and close 5pm Friday 19 July 2019. Be quick to avoid disappointment.

Action required

Principals/Directors should distribute this information to Years 7–10, VCE English and VCE Extended Investigation teachers, VCE coordinators, VCAL Literacy teachers, and public speaking and debating coordinators.

Critical dates

Friday 19 July 2019 – 5pm bookings close

Friday 27 July 2019 − PESA 2019 State Final

Additional information

PESA supports student learning and assessment in VCE English/English as an Additional Language, VCAL Literacy (Oral Communication), VCAL Personal Development Skills and the Victorian Curriculum F–10. Further information is available on the PESA webpage.

If you have any queries, contact Student Events: vcaa.events@edumail.vic.gov.au.