As part of their curriculum, each Year 7 to 10 student at Tuakau College delivers a speech. Senior students speeches are completed through NCEA. In 2019 the Tuakau College Junior Speech Finals were held on June 12 in the iHub. The results were as follows:
1st – Samara Tocker – If we throw, we will go!
2nd – Abbi McKay – Homelessness
3rd – Brooke Ngatai – Animal Testing
Charmaine Hazell – Teachers deserve a raise and better work conditions!
Tia Barker – Marvel is better than DC
1st – Jai Harvey – The importance of Pop Culture in today’s society
2nd – Maddison Deadman – Homelessness
3rd Equal – Haley Dunn- We are killing our planet! and Hauraki Hira – Ko Ahau Tenei
Lata Vakalahi – Support for Mental Health
Sophie Oliver – What it’s like being short, like me.
Best Te Reo Maaori Speaker: Hauraki Hira- Ko Ahau Tenei
The Franklin Speech competition was held on June 18, 2019, at the Franklin Baptist Church. Jai Harvey and Samara Tocker presented at this competition.