To the CSDA Teams who were successful in Round 2. We look forward to welcoming Marist Sisters College, Woolwich to Loreto Normanhurst for Round 3. We would like to invite anyone interested in debating, to come along and watch. Debates will begin approximately at 7:15pm. Times will be confirmed via the Loreto Normanhurst extra-curricular twitter account. Please note that parking will be limited to the Oval Car Park for debating this week.


Evatt Youth NSW

Nominations have opened for Evatt Youth NSW for students in Years 9-12. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in debating, public speaking, current affairs and diplomacy to get involved in a UN style debate. Students are able to work in pairs of their own choosing.

Loreto Normanhurst is unable to provide supervision at the events, however we will provide training and support here at school.

There are a number of dates and venues available to choose from. Students have been emailed an online nomination as well as information about the competition. It would be great to see a number of students participating in this event. To nominate for this event, please follow this link. For more information, please see the EVATT Youth NSW website.


Good luck

To Swetha Kumar (Year 11) and Khushi Arora (Year 11) who are participating in the Plain English Speaking Awards this Wednesday 23 May.

To Tamsyn Coetzee (Year 11) and Isabella Mincher (Year 11) who are  participating in Round 1 of Evatt Youth NSW this Saturday. Don’t forget, there are still plenty of other dates for students to nominate.

To the Mock Trial team, competing in Round 3 against Barker College at 5pm on Monday 21 May. Parents and guests are welcome to attend to support this debate.



Archdale Debating begins on Tuesday  22 May. Loreto Normanhurst vs Loreto Kirribilli at Kirribilli in Round One. Students will depart Loreto Normanhurst at 3pm via bus to ensure a prompt start. Please note that if you have booked Academic Plenaries that evening, your daughter will not be able to attend.


Nominations and Attendance for Oratory

Please read the policy for students in regards to Nominations and Attendance for Oratory. These changes are inline with those seen in other areas of the school. In order to ensure we foster a spirit of sportsmanship and skill development, it is important that we implement and maintain a consistent approach to Nominations and Attendance across the school’s extra-curricular program. Students will be briefed next week on the changes. You will find a copy of this new policy here.

For further information, please contact us via   email.


Mrs Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator