WA Branch Newsletters

The Australia Britain Society Western Australia produce a quarterly NEWSGRAM and regular NEWS ALERTS to keep members informed of activities and relevant nNewsGramews.

Please contact the editor to request the latest copy:                        Evelyn:  (08) 9349 5043

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ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS

2017 PLAIN ENGLISH SPEAKING AWARD

STATE WINNER TO ATTEND NATIONAL FINAL IN MELBOURNE

PESA is a public speaking competition for 15 to 18 year old high school students.  The competition is sponsored by the Australia-Britain Society Foundation in each state. The Australia-Britain Society organises the competition in WA. Contact the President for further details.

The WA PESA State Shield was presented by Her Excellency Hon Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia to the Principal of Ursula Frayne Catholic College who accepted it on behalf of Esther Nixon the winner of the 2017 WA PESA competition.     Esther could not accept the Shield personally as she was in Brisbane on the date of the Presentation representing WA in the Rostrum Voice of Youth National Final.

HE the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia and finalists

HE the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia and finalists

2017 WA PESA Winner             Esther Nixon

2017 WA PESA Winner            Esther Nixon

The  2017  WA  PESA Finalists:

Esther Nixon – Ursula Frayne Catholic College

Luke Button – Eastern Hills Senior High School

Olivia Fuderer – Corpus Christi College

Rachael Liu – Iona Presentation College

The 2017 WA PESA Winner was Esther Nixon from Ursula Frayne Catholic College and the Runner-up was Luke Button of Eastern Hills Senior High School.

The winner of the State Final had the opportunity to travel to Melbourne to compete in the PESA National Final in August 2017.

Esther Nixon and President Australia-Britain Society Ann Cargill Kennish

Esther Nixon and President Australia-Britain Society WA Ann Cargill Kennish

Esther Nixon was presented with the WA PESA Shield at the State Final as she would not be able to attend the official Presentation on the 29th July 2017.  

Mr Leon Cohen 1978  PESA Award Winner

Mr Leon Cohen 1978 PESA Award Winner

Mr Leon Cohen, the first Plain English Speaking Award winner in 1978 visited the WA competitors.

                                                                                           


          Students between the ages of 16 – 18 years can speak to their teacher about registering for PESA by 31st March 2018. Teachers organise classroom sessions for students in April & May to select two school representatives.  The school representatives participate in the State Semi-finals and Final to be held in June & July.  The winner of the State Final will travel to Melbourne to compete in the National Final in August 2018.  Each state will have a representative in the National Final. Travel and accommodation for all State Winners and State Coordinators is generously funded by the Australia-Britain Society Foundation.  The winner of the National Final will represent Australia in the international English Speaking Competition in the UK.

Please refer to the Australia-Britain Society Foundation webpage for more information about the Plain English Speaking Award.

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