Berthe Mouchette French Oral and Written Competitions 2022 – Year 9-12 Levels
We are pleased to announce all the results of ‘Le Concours Berthe Mouchette’ results were finally received. Year 9 and 10 levels and VCE (Y11 and 12 levels) for both written and oral competitions. The Year 9-10 recited a poem for their oral whereas the Year 11 completed a general conversation followed by poetry and discussion. The Year 12 students participated at a full mock-oral with similar structure to their final VCAA oral exams (i.e. conversation followed by an in-depth discussion on their chosen artefact and topic/sub-topic).
Overall, it was a great experience for all participants. We have some positive outcomes to share with the school community:
High Distinction and Finaliste: Rebecca Dowling, Celestine Debargue-Tamai
High-Distinction: Raphael Debargue-Tamai
Distinction: Leilani Tovia, Kylie Wolfe
Credit: Jenelle Sauli
High Distinction: Rebecca Dowling, Celestine Debargue-Tamai, Kylie Wolfe
Distinction: Leilani Tovia
Credit: Swayde Cole, Jenelle Sauli, Raphael Debargue-Tamai
Distinction : Junze (Oliver) Huang, Antonio Marques Vaz Serra, Charlotte Zaph
Credit: Nellie Clarke, Cooper Russell, Bharadwaj Yerragudi
High Distinction: Junze (Oliver) Huang, Cooper Russell
Distinction: Antonio Marques Vaz Serra, Bharadwaj Yerragudi, Charlotte Zaph
Credit: Nellie Clarke
Distinction: Imogen Platt, Tenillia Tong
Credit: Taya Abeykoon, Katherine Papadopoulos
Distinction: Imogen Platt
Credit: Taya Abeykoon, Tenillia Tong
Distinction: Timothy Whitford
Credit: Ifthikar Ali, Rhianne Blavo, Poppy Collison, Monty Millwood, Lily Mackay
High Distinction: Timothy Whitford
Distinction: Monty Millwood
Credit: Ifthikar Ali, Rhianne Blavo, Poppy Collison
Year 9 students, Rebecca Dowling and Celestine Demargue-Tamai reached the finals and were requested to sit another writing test on Sunday 28 August last term. Congratulations Rebecca and Celestine for getting this far in this state-wide competition.
We received the finals results too. It is with great pleasure that I announce Celestine awesome academic achievement in this regard – she topped the state level in her category for the writing competition. Celestine and her family will be invited to an official Award Ceremony organised by the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne at the St Kilda Town Hall on Monday 12th December, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, to collect her prize.
Congratulations and well done, Celestine – we are so proud of you at Mordialloc College!
French Teacher & Languages Area Leader
VCE French Oral Examinations
The Year 12 French students of Mordialloc College sat their French Oral Examination on Thursday 13/10/2022. The examination lasted 15 minutes — 7 minutes for “General Conversation” section, where the assessors asked us about our school life, family, relationships, hobbies, travel and future plans, and 8 minutes for a “Discussion” about a chosen topic with an image the student provides.
Personally, I felt confident that I gave my best possible performance, particularly for the General Conversation. I thought as though our teacher, Madame Peerbux, prepared us exceptionally well for the examination, all her tips helped me during the day of the exam. Having your teacher also experienced as an assessor, makes a world of difference in VCE.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find that, despite the fact that the VCAA French oral examinations had a very different structure, having done the Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competitions in the younger year levels helped me in the examination room. Although being nervous, I was able to cope with the fact that I was talking to two complete strangers who were judging my every word.
At the end of the day, regardless of what the outcome of the final results would be, I am satisfied that I put in my personal best effort.
Étudiante de la Terminale
On the 28th of August, I had the honour of competing in the Berthe Mouchette competition finals for the written exam. The exam consisted of a written essay based on the prompt of writing a letter to our parents about a vacation which was required to be completed in a duration of an hour. It was an enjoyable experience to have the opportunity to face off against the other competitors in the state. I was surprised to hear that I had won which has granted me the chance to attend the awards night. I would also like to give a big thanks to Madame Peerbux for organising this experience for us and a congratulations to all fellow students who competed in the competition.
Étudiante en Troisième