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Notice 62 2021

Notice to Schools 62/2021 – 6 May 2021

Plain English Speaking Awards 2021 deadline extended

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

The deadline for the Plain English Speaking Awards (PESA) has been extended to Friday 7 May.

PESA gives Victorian secondary students the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in public speaking. Teachers can register their students 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 2021.

There are 21 regional finals from Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021 (inclusive). All regional finals start at 9.30am.

Please note there will be no National Final for the Plain English Speaking Awards this year, due to the changing and unpredictable health restrictions in various states.

Action required

Principals/directors, please advise teachers and debating coordinators that the deadline has been extended to Friday 7 May 2021.

Critical dates

Friday 7 May 2021 – Registrations close

Monday 17 May to Friday 28 May 2021 – PESA State Heats at various locations across Victoria

Additional information

For more information, visit the  PESA webpage.

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