School talk themes: Friendship and Inclusion
I present school talks, assembly speeches, classroom readings and public speaking workshops so I can share my stories with children and teachers. I use cartoons, video, photography, music and dance in all my presentations to make them fun and colourful.
I speak all year round, and my favourite time is National Harmony Week (15-21 March) when schools run activities to celebrate multiculturalism in Australia.
The speech I deliver in schools the most is:
Celebrate. Share. Maximise – An inspirational speech designed to encourage children to celebrate themselves, their culture and heritage; share their differences, stories, and talents with others; and maximise their differences for personal and career success.
It is very easy to tailor to any age group and can be presented to one classroom or a large assembly gathering.
Kindy & Primary School Talks
My new book Multicultural Me is written for primary school age children. At the moment schools are simply asking me to tell their students why I wrote the book. (The kindergarten children love the pictures!)
High School & University Talks
No topic is off bounds with older students. I discuss everything from choosing the right friends to applying for the right jobs. I want them to believe there is always hope after high school and university!
Partial List of Schools
- Challenger Institute of Technology
- Lynwood Senior High School
- Melville Senior High School
- Murdoch College
- Hale School
- Success Primary School
- Australian Islamic College
- Fremantle Christian College
- St Joseph’s School Chelsea, Melbourne
- Kool Kidz Child Care Centre, Melbourne
You may like to watch:
My speech at Halogen Foundation’s leadership seminar for primary school children. (Perth Convention Centre)