DEBATING

Debating has been a popular extracurricular activity at Marist College Penshurst for many years. The College competes in the Regional Catholic Schools Debating Competition, which is comprised of Catholic schools from within our local area.

The Debating season commences in Term 2 and the debates are held every Wednesday afternoon at the College and other schools in the local area. Parents and friends are always more than welcome to attend as audience members. Each year students enthusiastically participate in this challenging and rewarding discipline.

RECENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2019 - 
Year 7 Team (Semi Final), Senior Team (Semi Final)

2018 - Year 7 Team (Second Place), Senior Team (Grand Final Winners)

2017 - Senior Team (Grand Final Winners)

2016 - Year 9 (Grand Final Winners), Year 10 (Grand Final Winners), Seniors (Grand Finalists), 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

During Term 1 students from Marist Catholic College Penshurst compete in the Catholic Schools Debating (CSDA) Competition. The vast majority of Catholic schools in Sydney participate in this competition. Each year the students from Marist Catholic College perform extremely well with a number of students scoring a place each year. As well as opportunities to represent the College, one of the requirements of the English curriculum is that each year group has a speaking component as part of their assessment in English.  

MARIST ORATORY - Champion School 2015 & 2019

In Term 3 the College participates in the Marist Oratory compeition. This annual event sees Marist Schools from all over the nation come together for one evening to showcase their finest orators. In 2015 Marist Catholic College Penshurst was placed first in this competition, a first for Penshurst. In 2019, the College won the competition for the second time. We look forward to continued success in the years ahead.

RECENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2019 - MCCP - MARIST ORATORY WINNING SCHOOL
- Sophie Bulmer (Year 8) - 2nd Place
- Rohan Reynolds (Year 9) - Winner
- Charlotte Bulmer (Year 10) - 3rd Place
- Damian Scalone (Year 11) - 5th Place
- Zale Briscoe-Hough (Year 11) - 2nd Place

2018
- Adam Burridge (Year 9) – Winner of the Year 10 Division

2017
- Maya Reynolds (Year 7) – 2nd Place
- Charlotte Bulmer (Year 8) – 3rd Place