Students at MCE have the opportunity to represent the College at two public speaking competitions held during the year. These are:
The Catholic Schools Debating Association Public Speaking Competition is held on three successive Fridays beginning in March. It is a knockout event with the best speakers advancing to the next rounds.
The Marist Oratory Competition is held in September each year between Marist Schools in the Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra regions. It is a one night event and culminates in a trophy awarded to the best school, as a result of the sum of individual year results.