Oratory News

Oratory News

Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team who competed against Barker College in the first round of Finals on Wednesday night. The girls have worked hard in the lead up but unfortunately were beaten by just 3 points. Thanks also to Mr Tassone and Mrs Stanger for their efforts in preparing their team.

The students who participated in the team this season and competed on Wednesday night were:

Round 1 – Loreto vs Barker (Thursday 9 Aug 2017)

Starting Lineup

Support Person

1st Barrister Charlotte Ainsworth Angelina Gu
2nd Barrister Stephanie Sardinha Romy Schneider Smith
Introducing Solicitor Dominica Leaver Hannah John
Witness One – Sonny Dixon Breanna Ivankovic Eve Whittaker
Witness Two –  Sgt M. Mallory Daniella Bianchi Claire O’Connor
Magistrates Clerk Ana Leaver Swetha Kumar, Arta Bayatapor


Congratulations to all of our Debaters. Both CSDA and Archdale are now drawing to a close. Both competitions were challenging and saw our debaters further their skills. Some highlights of the year have been:

  • 8/12 teams in CSDA made it through to the final rounds
  • 8b CSDA made it through to Semi-Finals
  • 8a Archdale stepping up and winning against the Year 9 SCEGGS Team

Thank you to all of the parent volounteers and those who come to support their daughter every week.

Primary Debating is beginning! This week saw the start of team trials. The speeches presented were of a high standard. More information about Primary debating will be coming in future newsletters.


UN Youth NSW

The United Nations Voice Competition is now open for registration for Year’s 7-10 students. You do not need to be a good public speaker in this competition. It is an opportunity for students to speak their minds about current local and global issues. Any student wishing to participate should register their interest with the following website, and let me know via email. The school encourages students to participate in the rounds that are on Saturdays and not during the school week. Permission must be sought if you wish to register for a round held on a school day.


UN Youth NSW have also just announced the long awaited Junior Leadership weekend. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to make a difference in their community. It will provide real life skills and strategies, along with a little bit of fun. Suitable for students in Years 7 or 8, this is a weekend event and does include an overnight stay. I encourage you to speak to your daughter and consider registering asap. Please let me know once you register.



For any further information regarding oratory please contact  me by email.


Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coodinator