Public Speaking

Congratulations to all students who participated in Round 1 of the CSDA Public Speaking Competition last week. Our students performed exceptionally well and 10/12 students were selected to move through to the Zone Finals. Goodluck to the following students who will compete in the Zone Final tonight.

Year 12

Samantha Parsons

Maanya Maini

Year 11

Erin Longney

Year 10

Olivia Alexander

Year 9

Frances O’Brien

Lucy Johnston

Year 8

Myra Maini

Tahlia Moses

Year 7

Rose Cunningham

Ava Martin


To Gian Ellis-Gannell (Year 12), who this week will take place in the Australian Constitutional Convention. Gian will spend three days in Canberra with her fellow elected peers, discussing the Australian Constitution and Water Management. We wish her the best of luck.

Open Day

Thank you to all the students who helped our Oratory on Open Day. The displays and presentations were wonderful and certainly showcased the incredible team of Orators that we have here at Loreto Normanhurst.


At this point in time, students have been informed that any Debating Trials will take place on Thursday the 19th March, 2020; from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Students have been emailed a permission note and are asked to return these asap.

Coaches and Adjudicators           

We are inviting ex-students and parents to be a part of the Oratory@LN team in 2020. 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 oratory@loretonh.nsw.edu.au

For any further information, there are a number of people that can help you. Students are encouraged to speak to the Academic Activities Leaders, their Tutors and Heads of House, and of course myself. The Academic Activities Captain for 2020 is Maanya Maini and she will also share information with students as it comes to hand.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020. Lets Go Loreto!


Mrs Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator