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Oratory News - 10 September 2021

We've secured some amazing wins in AIS NGS Super Debating, had students in ADC Championships and have a host of exciting Oratory opportunities coming up including NSW Youth UN and LN Oratory Club.
One of our amazing AIS NGS Super Debating teams
One of our amazing AIS NGS Super Debating teams

Australian Disputes Centre Debating Competition

Congratulations to Sarah Chung, Year 10 for her participation in the Grand Finals for the Australian Disputes Centre Debating Competition. Well done also to Frances O’Brien and Josie Sims, also in Year 10, for participating in this event. All three girls in their reflections identified that being involved in this competition really allowed them to develop and refine skills that will not only help them in future debating, but in their careers.

I would absolutely recommend this program to people with previous debating experience. Even though I have debated for a number of years, I still found it very challenging, but I do believe it helped me improve my debating skills immensely. I would recommend the program to debaters or for people who want to get an extensive experience on what the workforce in the future could look like. It gives a great insight into being able to adapt and communicate with all sorts of people you have never met before.

Sarah, Year 10

Archdale Debating

Congratulations to our Archdale debaters who have completed their rounds! It’s been incredible to see these students get back into the rhythm of debating and extra-curricular. They have been resilient and innovative as we have moved to a remote virtual competition. Well done, ladies. The tally is currently being finalised and finals information will be shared early in Term 4.

CSDA Debating

A reminder that CSDA finals will recommence in Term 4. Our CSDA debaters who are in the finals have continued their coaching virtually for the past couple of weeks. Dates will be released in Term 4.

AIS NGS Super Virtual Debating

Good luck to the Year 7/8 team who will debate against St Luke’s Queensland in their final round of debates on Thursday, the 16th of September. Check out @LNExtraCurric for results.

Congratulations to the Primary team who won their first debate against Bundaberg Christian School, QLD, and today secured their second win against Ruyton Girls School, Victoria. The Primary team will also have their last debate on the 16th of September. We wish the girls the best of luck in their last round.

NSW YOUTH UN

Youth UN have released their Term 4 events. See the below summary to find out more. Students should register their interest via this form.

Event Year Group Date Description
Voice Years 7-10 5 October 2021 A Public Speaking competition in which students pitch their bid ideas to solve real issues that affect our community, country, and our world.
Disability Justice Summit Years 9-12 30 November 2021 - all day An interactive day focusing on how we are shaping our global societies to recognise disability rights can make our world inclusive and accessible.
Crisis Point Years 9-11 30 October 2021 - all day Whole Day interactive problem-solving simulation. Students take on the role of a key diplomats and stakeholders to solve global security and humanitarian crisis.
Spy Conference Years 7-12 18 September 2021 - all day A day spent looking at the mysterious world of espionage. Students will discover the role spies had in World Wars and modern era on a national and international stage.

Oratory Club Term 4

Nominations are now open for Term 4 for Oratory Club. This will run from Week 1 to Week 8 of Term 4. It will be facilitated by Ms O’Dwyer and Oratory Coaches. Term 4 will focus specifically on debating skills. We will endeavour to organise debates for our students internally and externally where possible. Any student considering debating in 2022 is encouraged to participate in this program. The coaching sessions will target some of the skills required to excel in the competitions in which Loreto Normanhurst participates.

Students who are interested should register via this form.

Why should I do an Oratory extra-curricular activity?

For those who are considering debating, public speaking or any other oratory activity and are still wondering if you should have a go… take a look at the following article. It’s an oldie but a goodie!

For further information, please contact the Oratory Department or the Oratory Coordinator.

Ms Bernadette O’Dwyer

Oratory Coordinator

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