We did it! An entire season of Virtual Debating!

Congratulations to all of the Archdale and CSDA teams, coaches and adjudicators! What an incredible achievement! In 2020 – we had four teams succeed to the Semi Finals – that means these teams were in the top four of their respective competitions. An incredible achievement. Congratulations to:

Archdale 8B

Archdale Jnr (Yr 9) CSDA 10A SN2 (Yr 12)
Krisshvi Naarayanan Molly Hanly Ella McKenzie Gian Ellis-Gannell
Ella Khoury Indianna Cane Olivia Alexander Phillipa Studdert
Isabella Tesoriero Charlotte Rigney Brigid Quirk Sarah Scott
Hannah Frith   Michelle Hoffman  


Congratulations to the CSDA 10A team – who are competing tonight in the CSDA Grand Final. We wish the team the best of luck. Follow @LNExtraCurric on twitter for live results.

To get them ‘pumped up’ for their debates, the girls enjoy dancing together before they compete! Good luck girls!



Congratulations to the new AIS NGS Super Virtual Debating Year 7/8 Team. In 2020 we have registered one team to be a part of the AIS NGS Super Virtual Debating Comp. The new team have won both rounds of initial debates and we await the draw for the finals series. Congratulations to:

Tahlia Moses Yr 8
Ella Khoury Yr 8
Isabella Tesoriero Yr 8
Naa Dedei Keenor Sabaa Yr 7
Rose Cunningham Yr 7


Festival of Speech

AHIGS are continuing to finalise their details in regards to this event and students should continue to prepare. As soon as the guidelines are published, staff will share the details with students.

Un Youth Voice

The United Nations Youth NSW will run the annual UN Youth Voice competition virtually. UN Youth Voice is a speaking competition for students in Years 7-10 that focuses on real world issues that affect our community and world.  This year, students in Year 11 can also register, but will not be able to progress to the final rounds to be held in 2021. Students are invited  to register their interest via the following link. Once students have received confirmation from the Oratory Coordinator they can register for the event. For further information please see the UN Youth NSW Voice Website.


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator