Congratulations to Amelie Mullins for her 2nd place win for her French presentation at the MLTAQ speech contest held at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
The annual MLTAQ language event at USC is a wonderful opportunity for Students from Sunshine Coast state and private schools, from Years 4-12, to showcase their language proficiency as they deliver their own personalised presentation speeches in French, in front of judges. Our zealous French students did our College proud again this year and are to be commended.
The number of students participating and placements achieved was impressive:
2nd place: Amelie Mullins.
Highly Commended: Lillian Smyth, Connor Caldwell, Isabella Buckland, Euan Caldwell, Aimee Cullen, Sebastian Catton, Madeleine Mullins, Madeleine Roulston. Also, Tiahna Davies, Meg Jarvis, Adelie Tomokino, Mason White and Natalie Beakey are to be congratulated for their very well-presented speech performances.
A special thank you to those Primary students who were also willing to multitask on Sunday and who represented the College for the Tournament of the Minds. We are very proud of you and appreciate your tireless dedication and hard work.
Nadine Hammill, Tuija Hast and Jacq Vreeling.
Studying Languages has been shown to benefit students in terms of increased brain capacity, expanded communicative repertoire, extended literacy development, improved citizenship in local, regional and global contexts, greater knowledge and understanding of language and culture, enhanced creative and critical thinking, better knowledge of concepts across the curriculum, deeper understanding of themselves, heritage and identity, and improved employment and career prospects. It is now widely recognised that bilingual students perform better in NAPLAN tests.