The Plain English Speaking Award (PESA)
PESA is a public-speaking competition for students aged 15-18 years. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to build self-confidence and extend their skills in oral communication, speech writing and research. The competition encourages students from government, Catholic and independent schools to speak to their peers from other schools on topics they are passionate about. Each school is invited to enter two students in the competition.  Michael (Year 11) and  Aayusha (Year 10) will compete in the first round of the competition on 31 May.  Good luck Aayusha and Michael! 
 
UNICEF Youth Ambassadors
Students are invited to apply to be a UNICEF Youth Ambassador. As a Young Ambassador, you will develop new skills in media & communications, government advocacy and engaging with children and young people. You will exercise leadership and become an effective advocate for children’s rights at a local, national and international level. This is a voluntary position from July 2018 to June 2019. Applications close on 20 May at 11:59pm. More details and the application forms can be found here: 
 
City of Monash’s 10th annual All Schools Leadership Program
Congratulations to Year 10s Ginuli and Shriya who took part in the 2018 Monash All Schools Leadership Program. The week-long program saw the girls work together with other Year 10 students from across the City of Monash to develop teamwork, public-speaking, and leadership skills, and explore issues such as mental health and wellbeing, and diversity. 
 
 
Miss Hayley Dureau
Head of Student Voice