Perth Modern School
90 Roberts Rd
Parsons Lecture Theatre
Subiaco, WA 6008

The Rotary Club of Subiaco and the Rotary-Interact Club at Perth Modern School co-host the school heats for the Rotary 4 Way Test - Speaking Competition. Three adjudicators from St George’s Toastmasters will judge the speeches. The 2023 Western Australian State Champion, Mahek, is coaching alongside our Rotarians and teachers.

Students can register using the Microsoft Form available by contacting the Rotary-Interact student leaders or Perth Modern School administration.

The 4 Way Test Contest is a speaking competition where Year 10 students. Each participant of the competition may choose their own topic, but the 4 values of the Rotary Four Way test must be addressed:


Of the things we think, say or do


1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


The duration of the speech should be six (6) minutes. A warning bell will sound at five (5) minutes with a final bell at six (6) minutes. Penalties will apply if time varies by more than 20 seconds either side of six (6) minutes. Our timekeeper, Nathan Purgass, will time the speech and provide the time to the adjudicators, which may assist them in scoring the speech.


Assessment of the speech will be made on the following basis:

  • Inclusion and expansion of the Rotary Four Way test woven into the speech

  • How the rotary values affect and influence us and the speaker in everyday life

  • A considered and balanced review of the competitor's topic

  • Points presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence

  • Appeal to audience

In this heat, first place is awarded a $75 dollar Visa gift voucher, second place a $50 Visa gift voucher, and third place a $25 Visa gift voucher. All competitors will receive either a participation certificate or place certificate.

More for parents and teachers: https://speakingcontest.org/secondary-schools/

Parson's Lecture Theatre
(in the Library building https://maps.app.goo.gl/KSpJCQ8aThQC2i7i8 )
Tue 30 Jul 2024
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

5:30 pm Rotary and Interact set up room
5:45 pm speaking contestants and adjudicators sign in
6:00 pm competition starts
7:45 pm clean up
8:00 pm room needs to be vacated