O’Shea Shield is a public speaking Competition that is competed for each year by the 17 secondary Catholic Colleges in the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses. Each year it is hosted by a different college over a weekend.
The competition consists of the following events:
- Religious Questions
- Scripture Reading (English)
- Scripture Reading (Maori)
- Junior Prepared Speech
- Religious Drama
A great deal of work and effort goes into preparing for this competition resulting in a very high level of performance from all the students. The students also experience great pride in their performance as well as experiencing a sense of being part of a wider Catholic community.