On Saturday 5th of May, 24 staff and students travelled to Wanganui to Cullinane College. Our team performed in the debating first on Saturday morning and won well against Sacred Hear Lower Hutt. The students had amazing skills to defend their moot, that was “that society values human life”. Next, we watched Petala enthrall the audience with her Impromptu speech on “Opening Doors”. It was lovely that her mum was able to be there to watch her win, as her mum’s shopping exploits featured so much in the speech. Our Junior Prepared Speech followed where Eva gave a speech on sibling rivalry, while her brother, Ollie, cheered her on.
Gabe’s Senior Oratory was impressive as she took us to the reality of the Jonestown mass suicides. Gabe enthralled her audience. Later that same day we performed the Drama, among 17 schools and were judged 1st. We were very excited!. On Sunday morning early, our Religious Questions team performed with flair and considerable expertise. The last, but not least member of the team was Lagi, who did Scripture Reading. Her unseen reading moved the audience to a standing ovation even though no applause was allowed.
Our final placing in the overall O’Shea Shield was 3rd which is an amazing feat considering that we are one of the smallest schools. The students were a credit to the school and we are very proud of the results.