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Last updated 2:12 PM on 15 September 2015
Parkview's successful debating teams


Parkview PS students have recorded some amazing achievements at the 2015 Leeton Eisteddfod. Our ethos at the Eisteddfod is always participation. Partly to support the iconic Leeton instiution that is the Eisteddfod, and partly because it is simply a wonderful opportunity for our children to take a risk and perform on stage at the Roxy Theatre.
Once again participation is the focus this year, with teachers simply asking students to be the best they can be. Last week our student's best turned out to be pretty good! We achieved some outstanding results with the various entries we have included in the Eisteddfod. Below is a summary of our results:
Session 1; Event 68: Infants Schools Verse Speaking
-Competitor 2: KB and KW : Highly Commended. Our youngest students drew high praise from the adjudicator and in particular enjoyed sharing the quirky poem ‘The teacher took my tennis ball!' -Competitor 3: Year 2: 3rd Place. Year 2 finished just one point from first place and drew high praise from the adjudicator for their articulate and expressionful delivery of verse.
Session 1; Event 69: Junior Primary Schools Verse Speaking
-Competitor 2: Year 3 : 1st Place. Our Year 3 classes won the Yanco CWA Trophy for our school for the second consecutive year with a brilliant pair of recitals!
Session 1; Event 70: Primary Schools Verse Speaking
-Competitor 4: Year 6: Highly Commended. Year 6 produced an excellent piece to be marked 87/100, a brilliant verse speaking total. The adjudicator provided a glowing endorsement of the children's performance amongst some talented opposition.
Session 2; Event 78: One Act Play-Pupils of Infants Classes
-Competitor 1: 1T and 1F: 1st Place. Our Year 1 students produced a delightful performance of Wombat Stew, with the adjudicator awarding the class first place with a score of 90/100.
Session 1; Event 74: Primary Schools Debating
-Competitor 5: Parkview A (Cody Browne, Katelyn Mills, Faith Berney and Jaylen Milvain). Team 1 successfully debated the negative argument for the topic ‘Secrets should always be kept. In a brilliant performance from the team, the students defeated St. Josephs with a score of 85/100 (4th overall in the event).
-Competitor 7: Parkview B (Marni Elliott, Lilly Davies, Portia Marks)-Team 2 has the extremely difficult task of debating the affirmative argument for the topic ‘Aliens do exist'. A well established team line and some powerful presentations assisted the team to defeat St. Joseph's with a score from the adjudicator of 86/100 (3rd overall in the event).
-Competitor 6: Parkview C (Madeline Irvin, Emily Wright, Samara McMillan and Teha Martin)-Team 3 won what the adjudicator described as the highest standard debate of the day when they successfully argued the negative perspective of the topic "People have become lazy'. They also defeated St. Joseph's with a score of 88/100 (1st overall).
The achievement of all three teams combined led Parkview to be awarded the John and Margaret O'Leary Shield for the Champion Primary Debating School of the Year, the first time Parkview has been bestowed the honour of the shield which is named after two well known former Parkview teachers. All of the children were extremely excited by their achievements! Thanks is extended to all parents and carers who have come along and supported our children during all Eisteddfod events so far this season. We continue our involvement with the Leeton Eisteddfod this week with the following engagements as outlined over the page:
Choral Singing:
*Section 569: Primary School Choir-Highly Commended
*Section 575: Infants Choir-Highly Commended
*Section 570: Student Led Primary Choir-3rd Place
Instrumental Section: Primary Ensemble: Highly Commended
Literary Section (Primary Short Story):
Kate Parisotto and Madeline Irvin were awarded equal 3rd Place while four students received Very Highly Commended Citations and a further four students received Highly Commended Citations. Congratulations to all students who took a risk and entered their works in this competition.