- This form must be COMPLETED IN FULL and submitted as soon as possible, with a cut off date of Friday 10th Feburary
- A new form is required every year
- A separate application must be made for each member of a family
Course Description and Aims
• Students will learn to express themselves with clarity, confidence and courtesy in personal, social, business and professional situations, speaking in public and (where this is the aim) in the theatre
• Enjoy what they read, develop an appreciation of literature and have the ability not only to read silently with perception, but also to read aloud with a sensitivity for content and style which will hold the interest of listeners
• Develop the ability to listen with discernment and courtesy
• Develop a vocabulary rich enough to express thoughts and ideas with clarity and imagination
• Develop a resonant, flexible and appropriately projected voice
• Develop speech that is readily understandable and free from affectation or habits which may cause ambiguity or embarrassment
• Develop an awareness of the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand
• Develop the confidence to pronounce Māori vocabulary correctly.
• Talk to People (learning to communicate through personal and researched ideas)
• Communicate through poetry and drama (learning to communicate and interpret ideas through poetry, stories and drama)
• Communicate through reading and books (learning to communicate and interpret ideas through reading)
• Develop impromptu skills (learning to listen, think, react and synthesise ideas through oral language and actions).
- Communicate through Drama and Poetry (Learning to communicate, analyse and synthesise ideas through drama and poetry)
- Talk to People (Learning to communicate, analyse and synthesise through personal and researched ideas)
- Communicate through Literature (Learning to communicate, analyse and synthesise ideas through reading and research).
Our lesson plans are based on the requirements of the Trinity Guildhall and Speech New Zealand syllabus, and students may choose to work towards examinations in either.
Lessons are available for students from Year 3 upwards at St Margaret’s College and are taken during school hours by well- qualified and experienced tutors.
As with any subject or skill, advancement and progress is very much influenced by the attitude of, and practice by the student.
Students in Years 11-13 will work in study or free periods. Where possible, all other lessons will be timetabled to avoid disruptions or students missing the same period each week. It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on schoolwork when out of class.
Please refer any enquiries about Speech and Drama lessons to Megan Herd at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 379 2000.
Tutors for Speech & Drama
AATCL Teachers and Dip of Teaching
Licentiate Teaching Dip SNZ - Speech & Drama / Licentiate Teaching Dip SNZ - Public Speaking / Diploma Professional Speaking / Accredited Adjudicator EPC / SpeechNZ Mentor / Accredited Examiner-Oral Assessor SpeechNZ
|BA Hons (First Class), Dip Tchg, LTCL, ASB
|BA, LTCL, Dip Tchg, EPC
BA, Dip Tchg, ATCL
|Advanced Teaching ASB Dip - Speech & Drama
Advanced Teaching ASB Dip - Public Speaking
Initially, students enjoy working in a group or a pair. This helps them develop confidence in a relaxed supportive environment.
Longer or individual lessons may be selected for students with specific goals or needs.
If a student is absent due to sickness, the tutor must be personally notified by the parent by 8.00am on the day of the lesson, please do NOT notify the School Office.
When an individual lesson is missed and the above notice is given, the lesson will be made up by the tutor. For all other absences, e.g. forgetting to attend lessons during the term or such like, the missed lessons will be charged for.
In case of a tutor’s absence, the lesson will be rescheduled.
NB: If a student wishes to withdraw from Speech and Drama, a term’s notice is required in writing to both the teacher and the Head of Faculty Performing Arts, Amanda Woods (email@example.com) and Megan Herd, Curriculum Leader Drama (firstname.lastname@example.org)