Good luck to the following students competing in Round 1 of the CSDA Public Speaking Competition at Marist Sisters College, Woolwich. Speeches begin at 7pm and we would love to have supporters in the audiences.

  • Ellen Parker
  • Tiana Kovac
  • Maanya Maini
  • Khushi Arora
  • Charlotte Ainsworth
  • Stephanie Sardinha
  • Katrina Oong
  • Scarlett Butterfield
  • Ella McKenzie
  • Phillip Studdert


What is High School Debating?

To prepare students in Year’s 7 and 8, a workshop will be delivered by the Academic Activities Leaders and Senior Debaters. This workshop is a one hour session and will be run on Tuesday 7 March. This is a great taste tester for students to discover what debating is all about in a fun 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. If your daughter is interested in attending, please ensure that the attached permission note  is completed and sent electronically to oratory@loretonh.nsw.edu.au by Sunday 5 March.


CSDA and Archdale Debating

Registration has opened for both CSDA and Archdale debating. Please ensure that before your daughter registers, you take 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 competitions. The dates for both competitions are in the links below  and information regarding fees, selection process and training sessions are available in the Oratory@LN Handbook. Any further questions can be directed to the Oratory Coordinator.

To register for debating, please click here.  Registrations close at the beginning of Week 7.

CSDA debating dates

Archdale debating dates


UN Youth Australia

UN Youth Australia offers a number of programs through 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.


Coaches and Adjudicators           

We are inviting ex-students and parents to be a part of the Oratory@LN team in 2017. 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 .


Around the Dinner Table

2017 topic areas for CSDA Public Speaking are:

  • Socks
  • How are things in Glocca Mora?
  • Mud, mud glorious mud
  • In defence of the Kardashians
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Strong and constant

Throw these topics in a hat, pull one out and have a go at a two minute impromptu. I wonder what moments of nostalgia might be spoken of when reliving moments playing in the mud or remembering the emotional turmoil suffered upon discovering that the last piece of cheese cake is no longer in the fridge!

For further information, please refer to the Oratory@LN Handbook or email  us here.


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator