Extra-curricular and Oratory News

Extra-curricular and Oratory News

Ethics Olympiad

GOLD! Congratulations to the Grey Team who have been awarded the Gold Medal in the NSW Ethics Olympiad. A big shout out to the Green Team who received an Honourable Mention from the judges. What an extraordinary result for our first year involved in this program! The Grey Team have been invited to participate in the Virtual International Ethics Olympiad later in July.

Congratulations to the teams and coaches:

Green Team – Honourable Mention NSW Ethics Olympiad Senior Division

Grey Team – Gold Medal NSW
Ethics Olympiad Senior Division

Coach: Adam Saleh

Coach: Jessica Koppman


Rebecca Zammit (Year 10)

Michelle Hoffman (Year 11)

Sophie McKenna (Year 10)

Isabella Knox (Year 11)

Sophia Zybenko (Year 10)


Indianna Cane (Year 10)

Molly Hanly (Year 10)

Maya Yogesvaran (Year 10)

Alice Kevans (Year 11)

Madeleine Campbell (Year 11)


Intermediate TheatreSports Update

Well done to the following Year 9 and 10 students who have advanced to the Semi Finals of Impro Australia’s Schools TheatreSports Challenge. They were outstanding last week at the regional heat at Normanhurst Boys High, showcasing their ability to work collaboratively as a team to improvise a range of highly entertaining scenes. Well done and good luck girls!

Tahlia Moses

Lauren Lawer

Eloise Rose-Helbert

Gabrielle Benson

Bella Kachel


Ms Anna-lea Russo

Head of Drama

Oratory News

Plain English Speaking Competition

Congratulations to Erin Longney who participated in the Plain English Speaking Local Rounds this week. Erin has been selected to participate in the Regional Finals later in May.

Mock Mediation

The results are in for our First Mock Mediation! Congratulations, ladies – 86/100 is an amazing first score!

Mock Trial

Congratulations to our Mock Trial team who won their round against Normanhurst Boys. Well done to the following students for their involvement in this round:

Olivia Alexander (Yr 11)

Sarah Chung (Yr 10)

Ella McKenzie (Yr 11)

Brigid Quirk (Yr 11)

Elli Barron (Yr 10)

Amelia Hadwen (Yr 10)

Debating – CSDA

Congratulations to all who participated in Round 1 of CSDA. It was great to be back face-to-face debating. A reminder that tonight’s debates will be held at Marist College, Eastwood. For anyone intending to join us, please ensure you bring a mask with you.

Debating – Archdale

Archdale Round 1 begins on Tuesday 11 May. We wish these students the best of luck. Reminder that there has been a change to venues for the first three rounds. These will all be at Loreto Normanhurst and run virtually.

Please note, that we highly recommend all Archdale debaters participate in the Oratory Club for Term 2. Particularly students in Years 7-10. This will allow debaters to strengthen their skills in developing an argument.

Oratory Club

Nominations are still open for Oratory Club for this term. Students can register by emailing Ms O’Dwyer.

As mentioned last term, students will engage in current affairs topics, with the focus being on allowing students the opportunity to present a well constructed and well considered argument, opinion or idea. We encourage all debaters to take part in the Oratory Club in Term 2 to complement their training before their respective debates.

Youth UN NSW Evatt

Registrations are now open for NSW Youth UN Evatt competition. More information can be found here. If you are interested, you must register your interest first via oratory@loretonh.nsw.edu.au Students can nominate with their own partners. Guidance will be provided in the leadup to the event by a member of the Oratory Team.


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Academic Activities Leaders.

We are also looking for ex-students and parents who wish to be coaches or adjudicators for the oratory program in 2021. Please contact the oratory team for further information


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator