O'Shea Shield

The O’Shea Shield is an annual public speaking Competition for the 17 Catholic secondary schools in the Wellington and Palmerston North dioceses.

The competition includes the following events:

  • Debating
  • Scripture Reading (English)
  • Scripture Reading (Maori)
  • Junior Prepared Speech
  • Oratory
  • Religious Drama
  • Religious Questions

O'Shea 2017 Observations and Experiences

"It was really awesome meeting lots of new people."   Tessa Barlow

"To see everyone there supporting my school and getting to debate in front of them, made 5 years of debating worthwhile."   Janelle Divinagracia

"It was a very good experience because we as a school showed others how we can work as a team to show our love for God's creation."   Sandy Keomany

"I'm glad that I seized the opportunity to partake in Religious Questions because in the end it turned out to be a great learning experience"     Klowie Loverez

"It was amazing to see everyone's love for God shown through their event."   Louise Lloyd

2017 Team

This week ...

Practice Exams Week

Friday, 20 September

7.00pm - St Bernard's Yr 9/10 Dance

Saturday, 21 September

Sunday, 22 September

- Yr 12 Ski Trip

Looking ahead ...

Monday, 23 September

- Yr 12 Ski Trip
8.30am - Yr 13 Art Deco Trip
3.30pm - Debating Club

Tuesday, 24 September

- Yr 12 Ski Trip
- Yr 13 Art Deco Trip
8.45am - Yr 9/10 EPro8 Trip
9.00am - Ki-o-rahi Senior Tournament

Wednesday, 25 September

- Yr 12 Ski Trip
- Yr 13 Art Deco Trip
8.45am - Yr 11 Police Museum Trip
8.45am - Yr 12 Employment Plunket
1.00pm - Swimming Cup Relay
3.30pm - Māori Achieve
3.30pm - Homework Club
6.00pm - Solo Music Performances (PAC)
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting (Library)

Thursday, 26 September

8.45am - Yr 12 Employment Plunket
12.45pm - Yr 12 Callaghan Science Trip
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme

Friday, 27 September

11.30am - Mountain Bike Trip
12.45pm - Yr 12 Callaghan Science Trip

Saturday, 28 September

- Mountain Bike Trip

Sunday, 29 September

Tuvaluan Language Week Starts
- Mountain Bike Trip

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