Date: Friday, 15 August 2014

Friday, August 8th was the opening evening of the 71st Annual Otago and Southland Catholic Secondary Schools’ Public Speaking Competition, which was hosted by St Peter’s College and attended by Bishop Colin Campbell. The schools competing were:

St Peter’s College

Verdon College, Invercargill

St Kevin’s College, Oamaru

Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Points were awarded across eight competitions including dramatic performances, speeches and debates based on scripture subjects. This year’s prepared speech topic was based on New Zealand’s involvement in World War 1, its causes and its commemoration. Well done to all the students who participated in the Bishop’s Shield and a huge thank you to Brendan Terry (Director of Religious Studies ) and Nikki Cunningham (Arts Co-ordinator) who organised this weekend. Thank you to all the wonderful people who billeted the students, as without you we would not be able to run these events. Congratulations to Verdon College who won the competition with 31 points and St Peter’s College came 2nd with 29.5 points.


Senior Scripture (Study Questions)

1st St Peter’s College - Erika Burdon

2nd Kavanagh College

Senior Scripture (Psalm/Sight Reading)

1st Kavanagh College

2nd St Peter’s College - Erika Burdon

Impromptu Speech

1st Verdon College

2nd St Peter’s College - Georgia Johnston

Prepared Speech

1st Verdon College

2nd St Kevin’s College

Junior Debating

1st St Peter’s College - Emma Johnston, Libby Young and Ben McInnes

2nd St Kevin’s College

Senior Debating

1st St Peter’s College - Bridget Hurrell, Olivia Nicholson and Calum Irwin.

2nd Verdon College

Best Speaker in Junior Debates

St Peter’s College - Emma Johnston

Emma Johnston - St Peter’s College

Best Speaker in Senior Debates

St Peter’s College - Bridget Hurrell

Runner-up for the Bishop’s Shield - St Peter’s College

Winner of the Bishop’s Shield - Verdon College







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