Extra-curricular and Oratory News

Extra-curricular and Oratory News

TheatreSports Semi Finals

Congratulations to Bella Kachel, Eloise Rose-Helbert, Gabrielle Benson, Lauren Lawler, and Tahlia Moses who competed in Impro Australia’s Schools TheatreSports Challenge on Wednesday evening this week at Lindfield Learning Village. The competition was fierce, and our girls did Loreto proud! To watch these students create completely improvised scenes that were engaging and funny was incredibly impressive. Well done, girls.  

Matilda the Musical

This week we announced the cast for our upcoming School musical, Matilda the Musical! The talent and commitment on display during the audition process was very impressive, and we congratulate all girls who put themselves forward to audition. Stay tuned – there will be a full announcement of the cast in our next newsletter, which will be early in Term 3. 

Mock Trial

Congratulations to our Mock Trial team who won their round against PLC. Congratulations to the following students who participated in this round:

1st Barrister – Pip O’Brien

2nd Barrister – Brigid Quirk

Solicitor – Lucy Deloughery

Witness 1 – Ella McKenzie

Witness 2 – Sarah Chung

Magistrate’s Clerk – Elli Barron

Mock Mediation

Congratulations to our Mock Mediation team who participated in their 2nd round this week. The team did exceptionally well and the magistrate commented on the exceptional maturity of the students in conducting the mediation. Well done to following students:

Sairsha Davies

Harriet Carmichael

Jane Dobeson

Tahlia Moses

Maria El Haddad

Saskia Chapman

Reserves: Hannah Cho and Monica Teng

Debating – CSDA

This week marks our last week of rounds for CSDA Debating. It’s been great to be back to face to face debating. This week, OLMC Parramatta will make the trip to Loreto Normanhurst. We remind all Normanhurst parents who are attending to ensure they complete the COVID Check upon their arrival at the DRC.

Finals details will be released week to week and we will communicate this as soon as the CSDA do.

Debating – Archdale

It was so great to finally get our Archdale Debaters back face to face. This is the first time some of our Year 7 and 8 debaters have ever participated in a face to face to debate. Congratulations to all students. Reminder to parents that any changes to travel plans must be reported to the Oratory Coordinator by 2:30pm on the day of the debate.

Keep Your Eye out in Term 3

The following events will be nominated for and will begin at some point in term 3.

  • Oratory Club
  • Festival of Speech
  • Kirby Cup
  • Australian Disputes Centre Debates
  • UN Youth Events
  • Legacy Public Speaking Competition
  • Australian Constitutional Convention

Dinner Debates

Some topics from the last week’s debates for you try at home…

  • That men and women’s sport should receive equal air time on TV
  • That reality TV has been good for feminism
  • That a jury should be selected based on the racial groups of the area in which the court case is being held
  • That Australia is a big player on the international stage


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Academic Activities Leaders.


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator