Talk for a Minute
Congratulations to Tamsyn Coetzee and the Academic Leaders on a successful start to ‘Talk for a Minute’ – a student-led initiative designed to take the fear out of public speaking. One hundred and twenty five students spoke for one minute on a variety of topics and the LRC was loud, chaotic and filled with students who were willing to give public speaking a go. The event will run again in Term 2.
What is high school debating?
To prepare students in Years 7 and 8 interested in debating, a workshop will be delivered by the Academic Activities Leaders and Senior Debaters. This workshop is a one hour session and will run in Week 6 from 3:30-4:30pm on Tuesday 5 March. This is a great taste tester for students to discover what debating is in high school is all about in a fun and relaxed environment. Students do not need to register as a debater to attend, nor are they then automatically part of the debating team if they do attend. A permission note will be sent directly to Year 7 and 8 students next week.
CSDA and Archdale Debating
Registration has opened for debating for both CSDA and Archdale debating. Please ensure that before your daughter registers, you take the time to ensure that the dates outlined for both competitions do not clash with existing commitments. It is important that students commit to their team and are available for training and debating. The dates for both competitions can be found in the table below and information regarding fees, selection process and training sessions are available in the Oratory Handbook. Any further questions can be directed to the oratory team.
Please note that this year we will be implementing an attendance policy. This will be communicated via the newsletter in the coming weeks.
To register for debating, please click here.
Registrations close on Saturday 9 March and trials, if required, will take place after school in Week 8. Students will be emailed information about this in Week 7.
The dates for CSDA Debating and Archdale this year are:
CSDA Debating Dates
|Archdale Debating Dates|
|May 3 Round 1||May 21 Round 1|
|May 10 Round 2||May 28 Round 2|
|May 17 Round 3||June 4 Round 3|
|May 24 Round 4||June 11 Round 4|
|May 31 Round 5||June 18 Round 5|
|June 14 Round 6||July 30 Round 6|
|June 21 Elimination 2 Debating||August 6 Round 7|
|June 28 Quarter-Finals Debating||August 13 Rescheduled Debates|
|July 26 Semi-Finals Debating||August 20 Tie Breakers|
|August 2 Grand Final Debating||August 27 Quarter Finals|
|September 3 Semi Finals|
|September 10 Grand Final|
UN Youth Australia
UN Youth Australia offers a number of programs throughout the year. These programs are designed to be fun, educational and give students a taste of UN work. The following opportunities have opened for registration. Please register your interest with Ms O’Dwyer before you complete your registration.
- Gender Equality Summit
- NSW State Conference 2018 registrations
- Register your interest for Year 7-8 for Junior Leadership
- Register your interest for the Space Summit
Coaches and Adjudicators
We are inviting ex-students and parents to be a part of the Oratory@LN team in 2019. We are looking for adjudicators and coaches and no experience is necessary, just simply an interest in all things oratory. You will need a Working with Children number.
If you are interested, please contact the oratory team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer