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As a result of their combined efforts, year 11 and 12 debaters from Domremy College, Five Dock, have placed equal first in being awarded the Senior Aggregate Shield in the Catholic Schools Debating Association Competition. This award recognises depth of talent, skill and ability in a competition that involved Catholic schools from the Sydney Metropolitan Area and its outskirts.
A total of 90 schools took part and the award was given to the team based on the number of wins in the preliminary rounds.
Ms Adla Coure, the girls’ coach and coordinator of the English department, has “enjoyed working with a motivated team who are committed to the competition and working to develop and expand their knowledge.” Ms Coure adds, “it has been particularly satisfying to watch the girls grow and develop as a team and to adopt each of their roles. The girls have embodied everything that is good about the competition, and have shown a real humility by being gracious not only in victory, but also in defeat. They have truly been outstanding ambassadors for our College.”
The Catholic Schools Debating Association has had a long history of success in raising the awareness of public speaking and debating in Catholic schools since 1968. They endeavour to maintain this proud tradition and promote a healthy competitive and social spirit in our young men and women.
Pictured from Left to Right are Ellen Toland, Claire Thomas, Olivia Green, Chiara Gargano, Jane Taylor, Ellese Ferdinands, Suzanne Jamil and Ms Adla Coure.