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English/Filipino Elocution Program

English/Filipino Elocution Program


Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School, as a Jesuit School envisions to
develop well-rounded boys and girls equipped with the necessary skills,
knowledge and habits. They are to attain excellence in curricular,
co-curricular, and extra-curricular fields.

program aims to develop and maintain excellence, particularly in oral language
“eloquentia perfecta” which is the distinctive mark of an Atenean. It is
therefore, for this reason that the elocution programs in English and Filipino
is a must in all the levels in the Ateneo Grade School. Through the
English/Filipino Elocution program students are trained to be eloquent or to be
good speakers.

Program aims to train students to:

  1. express
    ideas through oral language;
  2. convey
    ideas clearly and distinctly;
  3. develop
    self confidence in public speaking;
  4. develop
    proper expressions of emotions, feelings, and emphasis in the delivery of
  5. develop
    the voice through proper production of sounds;
  6. develop
    voice modulation and proper breathing;
  7. develop
    personality and poise; and
  8. develop


Salient Aspects of the Program

I. General Provisions:

1. The Junior Preparatory to Grade
III students will deliver declamation pieces, while Grades IV – VI will deliver
elocution pieces.

2. All immediate past school year’s
gold and silver medalists are qualified to join in the finals of
the present school year.

II. Interclass Contest:

1. Participated in by a maximum
number of 15 contestants per class per quarterly contest;

2. Morning and afternoon Preparatory
Classes must have equal representation to complete the maximum number of 10 to
15 contestants for the Sr. Prep. And 15 for Grade 1-6 and must compete together
to select 2 qualified students for the grade level;

3. Contest venue will be in their
respective classroom;

4. Three teachers of the grade
school will act as judges. The moderator and the English/Filipino teachers are
not qualified to judge in the class where they are teaching. However, the
moderator is requested to be present during the contest;

5. Two students will be certified
qualified to participate in the semi-finals (certificates are awarded to the
qualified students).

III. Intergraded Contest

A. Semi-finals

1. Participated in by students who
are certified qualified in the quarterly elocution in their respective classes

2. Qualified students for each
section of the different classes will compete among themselves to qualify for
the final round

3. The semi-finals round will be
held in the Brebeuf Gym or Multi-Purpose covered courts

4. The contestant will be judged by
competent judges

5. Two students will be declared
qualified to join the finals

B. Final Contest

1. Participated in by the winners of
the semi-finals

2. Venue is the Brebeuf Gym/Multi-Purpose
Covered Courts

3. To be judged by competent
Filipino/English teachers (not teaching in the G.S.)

4. 1st, 2nd, 3rd
place winners will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals respectively.