To CSDA teams for their great efforts last week.

To Erin Longney (Year 10) and Maanya Maini (Year 11), for participating in the Plain English Speaking Awards on Tuesday. Further congratulations to Erin Longney who was selected to proceed to the next level of the competition next Wednesday.

To Tahlia Moses (Year 7) for participating in the Zone finals of Rostrum Voice of Youth.


CSDA Reminder

Round 3 will now be held at Loreto Normanhurst instead of Gilroy College. Year 10 students and Year 8 students have been informed while they are on camp.

CSDA will be aiming for a coin toss at 6:00pm this week against Gilroy College. We will return to our usual meeting space in the DRC and students are reminded to be there for coaching at 3:30pm.


Archdale Debating

Archdale Debating begins next Tuesday 21 May. Please note that this is also a designated Plenary evening. Students who are in Archdale teams will not be able to participate in Plenaries on this evening.

Archdale has made a change to their procedures to fall in line with other competitions. Students will now only have 45 mins to prepare for their debate. Despite this change, I am sure our debaters will rise to the challenge under the guidance of their coaches.

Students will finish their debates at the same times as previous years – Years 7 and 8 at 6:30pm and Years 9, 10 and seniors will finish at 7:30pm.


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, please follow this link. For more information, please see the EVATT Youth NSW website.

For further information, please contact us the  Oratory team


Mrs Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator