Winners Circle 2019
Congratulations to all of the participants in the Hillmac Electrical Junior School Speech Contest 2019. Below are the winners from the Junior and Intermediate competitions.
Hillmac Electrical Junior School Speech Contest 2019
Caleb Macklow from Mahora Primary School in Hastings won the Hillmac Electrical Junior Speech Contest for his speech ‘Hector and Maui Dolphins’.
‘Archey's Frog’ was the title of second place getter, Sarah Hansen from Greenmeadows School in Taradale.
Parkvale School contestant Amanjot Singh was third with ‘Keep our Treasure Living’.
Mahora Primary School
‘Hector and Maui Dolphins’
‘Keep our Treasure Living’
Hillmac Electrical Intermediate School Speech Contest 2019
First place: Maggie Knowles from Heretaunga Intermediate with ‘Tuataras in New Zealand’.
Jimi Logan, from Sherenden and Districts School ‘Our Endemic Eel’, called Humprey, was second place.
Third place went to Nuhaka School and Anastacia Marshall with ‘Native Bees, - Understanding their Importance’.
‘Tuataras in New Zealand’
Sherenden and Districts School
‘Our Endemic Eel’
There are two Hillmac Electrical Speech Contests:
• The Hillmac Junior Contest for years 5-6
• The Hillmac Intermediate Contest for years 7 -8
2019 is the fourth year the Hillmacx School Speech Contests have been held. The student who has the best speech from your school will go through to the Hillmac School Speech Contests at the National Aquarium of NZ.
The Aim of Your Speech
The purpose of your three minute speech is to inform the audience about any aspect of our endemic or native species.
The tuatara, moa, kiwi, kākāpō, native frogs, giant carnivorous land snails and maui dolphins are just some of the species that are unique to New Zealand.
For example, you could tell a story about planting native trees in the Karamu stream, finding flax weevils in your wood pile or giant kokopu in your stream, or about your visit to the kiwi crèche at Lake Opouah.
What you need to know
Your school will organise entry to the Speech Competition by emailing Anna Coleman.
Anna will come to your school for an hour. A Talk Poster will help you organise your main topics into three main headings, so you can speak about each point with confidence.
Your school holds their own contest and the winner goes through to the Hillmac Electrical Junior or Intermediate Speech Contest at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in term three.
Anna Coleman - The Confidence Company
Anna Coleman from the Confidence Company has a passion for ‘growing confident kids’ helping kids get up to speak without reading each word like an essay -encouraging students to speak up and tell their story
Anna is a confidence coach, passion for growing confident kids. She teaches speech and drama at Karamu High School, Hastings. And runs bespoke courses for companies and one on one coaching.
The judge for the Hilmac Junior Contest last year was Josephine Carpenter, Speech NZ examiner, speech teacher at Woodford and ex Director of Performing Arts. She said, ‘it’s a talk, tell your teacher it’s a talk, you can have bullet points, but you don’t need it written out word for word’.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
We are very grateful to all of our wonderful sponsors.
Chief sponsor CEO Mike Hill from Hillmac Electrical is delighted to be involved with the Hillmac for its third year. “We place real importance in communication with our staff and are thrilled to be sponsoring this contest as our way of helping to grow confident kids in the Bay.”
Kiwibank have come on board as a sponsor this year. Hastings Manager Mairin Gallagher says “We see the value in supporting a cause which promotes confidence in children and gives them the tools to stand up and talk about a topic that is dear to our hearts, how to protect our kiwi and precious endemic and native species.”
For the second year the Hillmac Electrical Speech Contests have partnered with Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay, helping to protect our endemic and native species, our taonga.
Sponsors Video's and Prize Giving 2019
Junior Speech Contest Winners 2018
Taea Southwick from Bledsoe School in Taradale won the Hillmac Electrical Junior Speech Contest. Her prop was her lovingly crafted truffula tree, topped with a bright shaggy red tuft, her speech was entitled ‘Unless we look after our Biodiversity…’
‘Human Pollution in the Sea’ was the title of second place getter, Caleb Macklow’s speech from Mahora School in Hastings
Nuhaka School contestant Wyntah Green Thom - Her speech title, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Pocket Money’, on the damage white butterflies can do, was tied for third place with Quaylo Olsen from Frimley School, in Hastings who’s speech was called ‘Biodiversity’.
Intermediate Speech Contest Winners 2018
First place: Tildy Ormond, Sherenden – 'Farm Biodiversity.'
Second place : Abby Morunga, Wairoa College – 'Climate Change.'
Third place: Camden Champion, Nuhaka –'The Impacts Humans have on Biodiversity.'
You can watch each of the Intermediate Speeches below: