Earlier this year, Years 11 and 12 Religion and Life ATAR students were asked if they would like to participate in the Speak for Faith competition. This competition is a joint project of WA's Catenian Association and the Catholic Education WA. Students were asked to publicly speak on Christian ethics and Catholic values that draw on the Curriculum material studied in the Senior Secondary Religion and Life course, with first prize being $700.

Stacie Blott was Sacred Heart's only representative at the competition. On Saturday 11 August, she joined 20 other students from various Catholic schools in WA to present her speech. Stacie spoke for five minutes about the negative consequences of globalisation and the role of Catholic Social Teachings in response to these. She then had to give a two minute impromptu speech on “What a 21st Century saint looks like.”

Both of Stacie’s speeches were excellent and her level of research and presentation were impeccable. As a result, Stacie has succeeded in being selected for the finals, which was held on Monday 20 August at the Catholic Education Office in the company of The Most Reverend Gerard Holohan, Bishop of Bunbury, Dr Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director of CEWA, the executive and members of the Catenian Association of WA and Catholic College principals and staff.

Stacie placed 2nd overall and received a medallion and a cheque from the Catenian Association of WA. We would like to congratulate Stacie Blott for her excellent presentation and the way in which she represented our school.

Susan Rodriguez
Religious Education Teacher