Speech & Performance

Participation develops cooperation, communication and confidence.

Building self esteem, public presence and enhancing connectedness to their peers, are essential to growing grounded, successful young men.

Public Speaking is aimed at helping students develop skills such as communication, leadership and confidence through participating in a range of local, state, national and international competitions.

Debating is a structured method of presenting a point of view developing lifelong skills which include effective teamwork, focused research, critical analysis, case structuring, purposeful rebutting and general public speaking ability. It is an area of learning which encourages intellectual exchange and allows students to develop confidence and creativity.  Boys across year 8—12 participate in debating at Iona and are coached on a weekly basis.

Drama continues to flourish at Iona.  The quality productions are testament to the immense enthusiasm of the guiding production staff and depth of talent among our students. The College encourages participation from boys in all year levels and of all levels of ability, including areas of visual design, front of house and promotional and technical production.  Sound guidance in these areas is given by experienced and knowledgeable staff and old boys.