Dianella Secondary College student wins District Final of Matilda Bay Rotary Four Way Speaking Competition.
On Monday 22 October 2018, Dianella Secondary College Year 10 student, Jimalyn Waiya, won the District Final of the Rotary Four Way Speaking Competition.
The event took place at the WA Golf Club in Yokine.
She was sponsored by the Matilda Bay Rotary Club and was up against six other schools. She will go on to compete at the State Final in April 2019.
Jimalyn gave a six minute speech on the topic of body image in front of an audience of District Rotarian Clubs and representatives from their link schools.
She was up against some great competition from Perth Modern School, Mount Lawley Senior High School, Butler College, Churchlands Senior High School, Mercedes College and Hale School.
The Fred Marsh perpetual trophy will be housed at the school and Jimalyn took home a medal and a $250 gift voucher. The Fred Marsh Club trophy goes to Matilda Bay Rotary Club.
The Rotary Four Way speaking competition aims to engage students in public speaking, confidence building and ethics consideration.
“This is a wonderful result, not only for Jimalyn and Dianella Secondary College, but to Aoife Macaodhain and our English department for supporting Jimalyn throughout the process. Well done to everyone who played a part in this special win!!” – Wayne Austin, Principal, Dianella Secondary College
Follow the Dream is a program to assist and support Indigenous students to reach their potential. Aiding them in continuing to excel and complete Year 12 in order to achieve a successful transition into university, training or meaningful post-school employment.
The program provides personalised after-school tuition, support and case management to assist these students to continue achieving positive outcomes at school. The program assists students to constantly strive for excellence, set challenging goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them.
Dianella Secondary College’s Follow the Dream program and TADWA (Technology for Ageing and Disability WA) join forces to help these students reach their potential and achieve their dreams, by providing technology to some of the families. We would like to thank TADWA for their support and look forward to working together in the future.