Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate 2014

The Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate Public Speaking competitions were held on Monday 23 June at Samuel Marsden Collegiate, with nine speakers competing in the junior section for the Dunsheath Plate, and thirteen speakers in the senior section for the Stockley Cup. The competition grows every year, with this year’s being the largest Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate competitions ever. This  is a testament to the talent and hard work of speakers in the Wellington region

The range of speech topics varied from feminism, the relationship between parents and kids, religion, and how English classes are ruining kids’ lives. The judges were very impressed by the quality of all the competitors’ speeches, with the variety of subject matter, and the tone of the whole evening.
The Winner of the Dunsheath Plate was Harry Bartle from St Patrick’s Kilbirnie. Harry’s speech was entitled A Fairy-Tale ending?
The Winder of the Stockley Cup was Nera Tautau, of St Catherine’s College. Nera’s speech was entitled The Well.
A special thank you to Paul Foster-Bell MP for taking the time to judge the competition. His perspective and time were most appreciated, and we were lucky to have him along.
Congratulations to these, and all speakers again for an excellent night of speaking. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Intercollegiate Debating – Full List of Results for 2010

Here is a full list of the results in intercollegiate debating and public speaking events this year.

Premier A Grade for the Henning Cup

  • Winners: Sacred Heart College
  • Runners-Up: Scots College

Premier B Grade for the Fred McComish Trophy

  • Winners: Chilton St James School
  • Runners-Up: Tawa College

Senior Certificate Grade for the Rennie Cup

  • Winners: Wellington East Girls’ College
  • Runners-Up: Wellington Girls’ College

Junior Premier Grade for the WGT Wiggs Cup

  • Winners: Sacred Heart College
  • Runners-Up: Hutt International Boys’ School

Junior Certificate Grade for the Wellington Speaking Union Cup

  • Winners: Paraparaumu College
  • Runners-Up: St Patrick’s College, Wellington

Impromptu Cup for the IMPS Trophy and The Evening Post Cup

  • Senior: Wellington College
  • Junior: Wellington College

Stockley Cup / Dunsheath Plate for Public Speaking

  •  Senior: Duncan McLachlan (Wellington College)
  • Junior: Daniel Gendall (Wellington College)

Congratulations to all of the above schools and individuals!

Stockley Cup 2010

The Stockley Cup Public Speaking competition was held on Wednesday 20 October at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, with six speakers competing in the junior section for the Dunsheath Plate, and seven speakers in the senior section for the Stockley Cup.

The range of speech topics varied from racism, domestic abuse, mothers, war crimes, and a spirited defence of Victorian values. The judges (Christopher Bishop, Sarah Wilson, and Daniel Wilson) were very impressed by the quality of all the competitors’ speeches.


3rd place: Juliet Bergin (St Mary’s College) – “Still Points in a Turning World”
2nd place: Harriet Willis (Sacred Heart College) – “Mothers”
1st place: Daniel Gendall (Wellington College) – “Prejudice and Pride”


3rd place: Mia Alejandro (St Catherine’s College) – “Hope”
2nd place: Michael Howard (Newlands College) – “Victorian Values”
1st place: Duncan McLachlan (Wellington College) – “Truth Seekers”

Photos will be posted soon.

Stockley Cup 2009 Results

This evening the Stockley Cup public speaking competition was held at Turnbull House, with junior students competing for the Dunsheath Cup and senior students for the Stockley Cup. The competition was adjudicated by Rosemary Dixon (life member of the WSU) and David Dewar, a former champion schools debater.

In the junior section the following prizes were awarded

3rd equal: Stephen Lines (Hutt International Boys’ School)
3rd equal: Jessica Paliaret (Queen Margaret College)
2nd: Anna Bergen (St Mary’s College)
1st: Lauren Holloway (St Catherine’s College)

In the senior section the winner was Ruth Corkill (Queen Margaret College).

Congrats to all who entered, particularly the prize winners.

Stockley Cup – SHC and Wellington College take the spoils

The Stockley Cup prepared speaking competition was held tonight at Turnbull House. Six speakers entered in the junior competition, and five entered the senior competition.

The runners-up in the Junior competition were:

3rd: Stephen Petris – Scots College
2nd: Rayhan Langdana – Wellington College

And the winner of the Dunsheath Trophy for the best junior speech was Taase Pusa from Sacred Heart College

The place-getters in the Senior competition were:

3rd: Nicola Wood – St Mary’s College
2nd: Olivia Norling – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

And the winner of the Stockley Cup for the best senior speech was Jacob Diggle from Wellington College.

Thanks very much to Mrs Melda Townsley who adjudicated the competition.