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International Speaking Event Comes to St. Clement’s School

In the last weekend of October, St. Clement’s School will welcome the world as it plays host to the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC).

Over the course of the past four decades, this prestigious contest has attracted some of the best and brightest speakers from around the world to one of the pre-eminent public speaking competitions for high school students.

This year, 160 students from more than 40 schools from as far apart as India, China, Korea, South Africa, Bermuda, the USA, and across Canada will flock to St. Clement’s School from Thursday, October 25 to – Sunday, October 28 along with their coaches, families, and supporters.

The event will last four days with three and a half days of competition. While St. Clement’s has long competed in the IISPSC, this year marks the first time that we have hosted the event. This unique opportunity not only provides us with the chance to return past hospitality, but also to demonstrate the commitment to public speaking excellence that SCS holds high.

There are still plenty of opportunities available for volunteers and we would welcome any students, parents, alumnae or other members of the community who would like to help show-off this great School to visitors from across Canada and around the world.

Volunteer positions include competition judges, meal volunteers and organizers. Sign up online for your role or for a specific shift:


If you have any questions about this marquee event, please contact Lauren del Rio, LINCWell Program Coordinator and IISPSC event lead, or Barb Macintosh, Director of Student Life.

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