Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 have participated in the IPSHA Poetry Competition this term. The competition is organised for the Independent Schools in South Australia with 11 Independent schools taking part. Students are required to learn and recite a set poem and then choose their own poem to recite. They performed in their classes and two finalists from each class progressed to the Year Level Finals which were held last week.
The standard was exceptionally high with many students challenging themselves to learn extremely complex poems and perform them with clarity, expression and emotion. I would like to thank Mrs Jasmine Taylor, Mr David Kolpak, Mrs Sue Dansie and Ms Alison Winter for making time in their busy schedules to come and adjudicate.
The winner from each Year Level will represent the School at the Grand Final to be held at St Peter’s Girls School on Wednesday 4 September.
Year 4 Finalists
Year 4 Winner – Jamie Wong
Set Poem – Mother Doesn’t want a Dog by Judith Viorst
Chosen Poem – Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf by Roald Dahl
Year 5 Finalists
Year 5 Winner – James Wilson
Set Poem – The Magic of the Mind by Clive Webster
Chosen Poem – Hot Food by Michael Rosen
Year 6 Finalists
Year 6 Winner – Ahaan Kothari
Set Poem – The Magic Box by Kit Wright
Chosen Poem – My Snails Have Not Yet Arrived by Les Barker
Congratulations to all the Finalists and we wish the Year Level Winners all the best in the Grand Final on September 4.
Mrs Ceri Slinger
Head of Junior Years – Learning and Teaching Excellence