CSDA Public Speaking

Congratulations to the following students who competed in Grand Final of the CSDA Public Speaking Competition on Friday 19 March:

Year 7

Charlotte Barnett

Year 10

Indianna Cane

Frances O’Brien

Senior Division

Erin Longney

Congratulations to:

Erin Longney for taking out 1st place.

Indianna Cane for taking out 2nd place.

Mock Trial

Congratulations to our Mock Trial participants who competed against Barker College in their first round of the season. Well done to the following students who took on an active role:

  • Scarlett Butterfield, Year 11
  • Jessica Webster, Year 11
  • Brigid Quirk, Year 11
  • Olivia Alexander, Year 11
  • Frances O’Brien, Year 10
  • Lucy Deloughery, Year 10

While the team didn’t come away with a win this round, we congratulate them on their efforts in preparing for a very tricky case.


Nominations have now closed for the 2021 season. Students will be notified today about whether or not they will need to participate in trials. All information will be shared directly to the students who nominated.

Oratory Club

Congratulations to all those who took part in Oratory Club in Term 1. It was great to see so many students coming together to work on their individual goals and speaking in front of an audience. Oratory Club will again run in Term 2. Students will be sent a nomination form in the last week of Term 1 and students can register to attend until Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

The focus for Term 2 will be on ‘Responding to a Current Affairs Topic’. Students will be encouraged to engage with the news cycle and develop strategies to break down the content and work to form and share their opinions.

We encourage all debaters to take part in Oratory Club in Term 2 to complement their training before their respective debates.

Youth UN NSW Digital Diplomacy Summit

Registration is now open for students in Years 9 to 12 to participate in the Youth UN NSW Digital Diplomacy Summit. The event will be held on Saturday, 17 April – venue TBA.

For more information please visit the Youth UN Website. If your daughter is interested, please contact the Oratory Department, before registering.

Note: Youth UN Events are becoming increasingly popular. If you are interested, get in early so that you don’t miss out.

If you require further information about Oratory@LN, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Academic Activities Leaders.

We are also looking for ex-students and parents who wish to be coaches or adjudicators for the Oratory Program in 2021. Please contact the oratory team for further information


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator