Exam Success
How wonderful to again have outstanding results – in what was a challenging COVID year. Distinction results aplenty, with our top Trinity marks 96% Josh Wang and 94% Seren Spicer. Honours Plus in SpeechNZ – there were 15 of you with that fantastic grade, and nearly everyone else Honours.

ATCl diploma results – were also outstanding – considering COVID. 11 DISTINCTION grades, including two diplomas gained by Callum Peacock who sat both Speech and Drama (91) , as well as Public Speaking (92) in the same week! Three Pass grades – from students stepping up from Acting in Pairs – a difficult transition. So well done – all of you. .

Looking forward to seeing many of you again this year.
And – breaking news – I am on the NAPTA judging panel this year.

Broadwayworld.com review Feb 22, 2020

Dolphin Theatre’s production of Roger Hall’s LAST LEGS is delivered with a fresh authenticity through cleverly crafted attention to every aspect of the production. Director Glenda Pearce is known for her attention to detail and she has successfully replicated the realism of the retirement village, highlighting the atmosphere and the experiences of the diverse characters who live there. The clever marriage of technologies and stagecraft ensures there is a perfect balance of action and pace which is better delivered than I have seen in there productions. This is a delight. Don’t miss it.

2019 was a superb examination year, with 90% of all Trinity candidates gaining Distinction grades! A special congratulations to the 10 ATCL candidates, 9 of whom gained this qualification with Distinction! An outstanding 95% for ATCL was gained by Lauren Dunne, and 89% by Olivia Maxwell. Zoe Hooten got 98% for Grade 3 individual as well as a Distinction in Group Drama. Charlotte Stokes got 95% for Grade 4 and there were many marks in the 90s. Well done everyone! SpeechNZ grades were also Honours and Honours Plus – so all in all, a very successful year, testament to your commitment and talent!

Thank you so much for coming to train us on the public reading of scripture! You are truly a superb teacher and we are sooo glad to have had you come to us. So encouraged by your deep understanding and passion for reading scripture well! Thank you for going above and beyond, tailoring the classes to our needs – our team is continuing to grow and improve and it’s so exciting to see – thank you again Glenda!
Blessings,Emily Tiong(On behalf of Music & Worship Ministry @ Remuera Chinese Methodist Church). October 2019

Thank you so much for coming to train us on the public reading of scripture! You are truly a superb teacher and we are sooo glad to have had you come to us. So encouraged by your deep understanding and passion for reading scripture well! Thank you for going above and beyond, tailoring the classes to our needs – our team is continuing to grow and improve and it’s so exciting to see – thank you again Glenda!
Blessings,Emily Tiong(On behalf of Music & Worship Ministry @ Remuera Chinese Methodist Church)

So excited to get a place on the writing team of the international organisation based in USA. Please feel free to get me along to any Shakespeare based event so I can review, promote, provide support!

Many adults are now attending individual sessions in public speaking and effective oral communication. Feel free to connect me for more information.

I recently enjoyed the opportunity to further hone my skills in assessment by attending the New Zealand Speech Board Examiners Accreditation Seminars in Wellington January 2019. This is a strong professional body offering a range of courses. Shortly, I will be training , March 2019, as a ANZDA Drama adjudicator. All of these opportunities are broadening and deepening my knowledge base, but also reminding me about “learning” – it always helps to remind us just how hard learning is!