Junior Debating (above)
On Friday 31 July, the Roncalli Junior Debating team, consisting of Anne Newmarch, Madison Langdon and Eileen Corcoran (supported by Thomas Kissell) took on Craighead Diocesan School in the inaugural debate of the Timaru Herald Aoraki Secondary Schools Debating Challenge Trophy. The girls successfully argued against the moot that "This House believes that all anonymous internet posts should be banned." Roncalli's experience in being part of the Bishop Lyons Team showed, developing convincing arguments as a team, offering and accepting points of information, demonstrating powerful and convincing presentations. Special mention must be made of Eileen Corcoran who was judged as Best Speaker by the adjudicators, Tom Nation and Ollie Salt from Timpany Walton.