Speech and Drama Program

The Australian Speech Communication Association (ASCA) examinations are an integral part of the extra-curricular Speech & Drama program offered at Loreto Normanhurst. Students work towards the exam held in November each year, and perform it in front of an audience made up of peers and parents. The exam is designed to help the development of oral communication and public speaking. Each exam incorporates an oral presentation on a subject in which the candidate has a special interest: readings and/or memorisations from relevant prose, poetry and/or drama, impromptu speeches, exchange of ideas with the audience, and much more.

All 35 students who participated in the exam last November should feel very proud of their results with 27 students receiving a High Distinction and 8 students receiving a Distinction.

On Saturday 5 May ASCA held their annual award ceremony at Ravenswood School for Girls where students  across NSW are recognised for exceptional performances in their exams. I am very pleased to announce that four Loreto students were awarded Studio Medals for outstanding exam results. Congratulations to Jessica Webster (Year 8), Arousha Soltany (Year 9), Molly Hanly (Year 7) and Rebecca Coulton (Year 7). Excellent work, ladies!

Any students from Years 5 to  9 who wish to enrol in the extra-curricular Speech & Drama program should send an email to Mrs Sutherland  and ask for an application form. Enrolments are now being taken for semester two but there are limited vacancies so don’t delay!


Mrs Amanda Sutherland

Speech & Drama Teacher