20 April 2017
During the April holidays, four of our boys, Nikolaos Tapanlis, Mac Cheminais, Gabriel Makin and Nicholas Peile, participated in the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Australia as part of the South African team. In what was one of the toughest competitions to date, our boys performed well in the regular rounds, with most of them ranking in the top 80% of the competition. In these rounds, Nikolaos came joint first in Persuasive Speaking (the best SA competitor in spech) and Nicholas Peile came joint 7th in Interpretive Reading (also the best SA competitor in this event). In addition, Nikolaos Tapanlis was ranked third place overall, and second place in Persuasive Speech in the Grand Final, which is an amazing achievement indeed. Congratulations on a wonderful personal result, but also to all of our boys for competing exceptionally well and making their mark on the world stage.