Archdale Debating

Congratulations to all teams who this past week participated in the last round of Archdale. It was another great night of debating hosted by Ascham. Congratulations to those teams who won this week.

This week there are no debates for Loreto Normanhurst. Students, however, will still need to meet at lunch time to continue with coaching. We will know in the middle of next week which teams have made it through to the finals and those details will be communicated directly with the students.

Good luck to Sophie Earle (Year 10) and Charlotte Cluff (Year 10) who are competing in the United Nations Youth UN NSW Negotiations Competition this weekend.

Congratulations to Tahlia Moses (Year 7) and Frances O’Brien (Year 8) who were selected to proceed to the next round of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition this week.


UN Youth Crisis Point

NSW United Nations Youth are running a crisis point summit for students in Years 7-10. It is a practical problem-based one day activity, where students work together in real time to develop a real working solution to a problem that is given to the students on the day. This is a new initiative run by Youth UN and is for students who want to challenge themselves. If you are interested, please contact Ms O’Dwyer ASAP.


UN Youth NSW Junior Leadership Weekend

Registrations are now open for students in Years  7 and 8 who are interested in making a change and being a leader. This is a two day program run by Youth UN NSW and held in September. Take a look  here and if you are interested, please contact Mrs O’Dwyer. 


Year 11 Kirby Cup

Kirby Cup nominations are open to students in Year 11. Kirby Cup is a Mooting Competition and is the only one available to High School Students in NSW. Students who are interested in Debating and Law should consider applying to be a part of this competition.

Loreto Normanhurst will be entering two teams of four students and they will receive intensive coaching in the lead up to the competition. Please click here for further information about the competition.

Students who are interested should respond to the email communication sent by Ms O’Dwyer by Wednesday the 14 August.


For further information, please contact us at the Oratory Team.


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator