SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Congratulations to the Primary B and Year 7 ISDA teams for winning the ISDA Grand Final on Friday night!

The Primary team consisted of: Sophia Barry, Abigail Grace, Stella Manos, Aasha Maunsell, Simran Murphy, and Georgia Tsangaris.

The Year 7 team consisted of: Molly Espie, Catherine Park, Beatrix Rivers, Julia Richards, Sienna Taylor, Lucy Thomsen, Alexandra West, and Janet Zheng.

This is a fantastic achievement for all the girls, and it is a testament to their hard work, consistency, and skill over the season.

This was SCEGGS’s first year in the ISDA competition so it is fantastic that we have already done so well.

Congratulations also to Badham for winning the Senior Inter-House Debating Competition.

Archdale will begin on the first Tuesday back next term, Tuesday 30 July, and the debates are at Queenwood. A bus will leave at 3:15pm and return to SCEGGS at the conclusion of the Senior Debates at 8pm. The season so far has been a great success for SCEGGS, as after 5 of 7 rounds we are ranked first out of 22 schools in the Archdale Competition.

Imogen Harper
Debating Co-ordinator

 

 

Rostrum State Finals
Nicola Allen was one of six state finalists in the Junior Division of the Rostrum Voice of Youth held at Sydney University, June 22. She spoke on a topic close to her heart, Human induced Climate Change, which she declared to be “My generation’s war”

Nicola was announced runner up which was a wonderful result especially as it was her first public speaking event.

From eight competitors in the Voice of Youth, 5 SCEGGS girls reached the Regional Finals.

Juniors: Nicola Allen, Catherine Park and Ishara Verdickt. Seniors: Amara Mathialagan and Sarah McNaughton. Well done to all.

Legacy Junior Speaking Award
School heats will be held in the Speech Room Wednesday July 24 at 1.10pm.

If you were 14 years of age January 1, 2019 and are in Year 7 or above you are eligible to compete. Talk length is 5 minutes. Topic, up to you but should engage the audience with fresh ideas about a contemporary issue.

 

Sandra Carter
Speech and Public Speaking

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 7A, 7B, 8A, 9, 10 and Senior Archdale teams for winning their fifth round of Archdale debates this Tuesday. This was the last round of for this term, and the fifth round of seven. At this point the 7A and Senior teams are undefeated, and the Year 8A, 8B, 9, and 10 teams have won over half the debates of the whole season already.

Congratulations also to the Primary B and Year 7 teams who won their ISDA Semi Finals unanimously last Friday. This Friday they will be competing in the Grand Final at Monte Sant’ Angelo – best of luck to both teams!

Primary IPSHA Debating is also taking place at Kambala this Friday, on the topic "That we should ban violent video games." The final rounds of Inter-House Debating are also taking place this Friday after school.

Imogen Harper
Debating Co-ordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9, and Senior Archdale teams for winning their third round of Archdale debates this Tuesday. Congratulations also to the Primary B and Year 7 ISDA teams who won their Quarter Final debates last Friday – they will compete in the Semi Final on 14 June.

Archdale debates next week will be held at Tangara; the bus will leave SCEGGS immediately after school, and will leave Tangara to return to SCEGGS at 8pm. The topic area is Law and Justice.

Primary IPSHA debates will be held at SCEGGS this Friday, on the topic “That parents should never feed their children junk food.”

Imogen Harper
Debating Co-ordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 7A, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, and Senior Archdale teams for winning their second round debates this Tuesday. Congratulations also to the ISDA Primary B and Senior B teams who won their Octo Final last Friday, and will join the Year 7 and Senior A teams in the Quarter Finals this Friday. A final reminder that the Eastside Grand Final will be held at SCEGGS this Friday, with the Year 7 and Year 12 teams representing SCEGGS. All Eastside debaters are expected to be available to help out with this event.

Archdale debates next week will be held at SCEGGS, and we will be debating St Catherine’s. The topic area is Sport and Popular Culture.

Best of luck to all teams!

Imogen Harper
Debating Coordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 7 and Year 12 for progressing through to the Eastside Grand Final. Both of these rounds will be held on 31 May. The Eastside Grand Final will be held at SCEGGS, with all debates prepping at 5:30pm. All Eastside debaters are expected to be available to help out with this event.

Congratulations also to Year 7 and the Senior As, who have progressed to the Quarter Finals of the ISDA Debating Competition. Primary B and Senior B will be debating in their ISDA Octo Final this Friday at Cranbrook and Loreto Kirribilli respectively.

The Archdale Competition began this week, and SCEGGS is off to a great start with the Year 7B, 7A, 8B, 9, 10, and Senior teams all winning their debates.

Debates next week will be held at PLC Sydney, on the topic area of Politics in Australia. The bus will leave at 3:15pm, and return to SCEGGS at 8pm.

Finally, Primary IPSHA Debating is at Ascham this week on the topic of “That TV shows are better than Movies.”

Best of luck to all teams!

Imogen Harper
Debating Coordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Year 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 Eastside teams for making the Eastside Semi-finals, and the ISDA Primary A, Primary B, Year 7, Senior B, and Senior A teams for making the ISDA Octo-finals. This is a fantastic achievement for all teams, and a great performance from SCEGGS as a whole. We wish them luck for these final rounds. Congratulations also to all teams that competed throughout the season, who all also debated excellently and won a significant portion of debates.

Eastside Semi-finals will be held at SCEGGS this Friday, 17 May. All Eastside debaters are expected to attend, regardless of if their team is through, so that they can chair and time keep debates.

ISDA Octo-finals will take place this week and next week, and all debaters have been contacted with the locations of their debates. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Archdale Debating begins next Tuesday, 21 May. Debates are held at SCEGGS, and a full draw can be accessed on Cognito.

Imogen Harper
Debating Coordinator

 

 

The Regional Finals of Rostrum Voice of Youth were held at East’s leagues Club on Monday 6 May with three girls competing in the Junior Division, Nicola Allen, Catherine Park and Ishara Verdickt and Amara Mathialagan representing in the Senior Division.

Speaking topics the girls chose in the prepared section ranged from the Source of anxiety in our Society to the Destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. In the impromptu section they grappled with a choice of topics among them, Google it, She’ll be Right and Proceed with Caution.

Nicola won the Junior Division with Ishara coming runner up and Catherine third.

Nicola will now speak at the State Final to be held at Sydney University on 22 June.

Sarah McNaughton won the Wollongong heat of the competition and will now speak at a Regional Final in Campbelltown on 23 May.

Congratulations and good luck to all speakers.

Sandra Carter
Speech and Public Speaking

 

 

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year's Inter-House Speaking Challenge. I am pleased to share the following results:

1st Christian
2nd Docker
3rd  Barton
4th Badham
5th Langley
6th Beck

 

Individual Results

1st Madeleine Kowalenko Christian
2nd  Phoebe Masnick Docker
3rd Equal: Sylvie Stannage
Harriet Harper 
Georgina Harley-Macdonald
Barton
Badham 
Langley

Sandra Carter
Co-ordinator of Public Speaking