APPA 2018 Direction
The APPA WAG suggested that in 2018 clusters decide amongst themselves if they will take on all 4 genre or agree to do parts of the festival. The 3 minute prepared speech that is based on persuasive language remains in place. New to the Festival are 102 Flash Talk; Rap; and Spoken Word Poetry – stream criteria and resources follow.
The Maori language and Pasifika language competitions will remain. However, clusters can choose to incorporate other languages in their Rehu Tai Festival of Oral Language.
This ensures all languages are embraced and every effort is made to source judges in the chosen language of participants.
In term 4 cluster organisers met to refine how this can work across all clusters in 2019. Any cluster queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2019 schools will agree in clusters when they will hold cluster competitions.
Timing will be determined in your own school by cluster competitions. It takes 4 to 5 weeks for children to prepare for each stream they wish to enter.
One person (or a small team) will need to organise the cluster festival. Large clusters might choose to split. In the school competition children could arguably speak in all four streams but schools can only enter one speaker into each stream from Year 5/6 and Year 7/8.