The workshops are designed to be fun and positive experiences whilst covering a range of dynamic speaking and dramatic skills – including public speaking, debating, presenting to camera, poetry and prose speaking, prepared and sight reading, Bible reading, vocal expressiveness, mime, improvisation and scripted drama. Workshops run from mid February to November. There is the opportunity to gain qualifications in Communication Skills and Public Speaking, or Theatre Skills (SpeechNZ and Trinity College). These can be sat in pairs, groups, or as individuals. Diploma studies (university level) are offered in year 13. Our students achieve well. In 2023 we had a 95% pass rate at Honours and Distinction levels. Exam fees are extra costs. We aim to showcase the learning in a Parent Showcase at least once a year. Students gain confidence in expressing and presenting themselves well, develop vocal expressiveness and clarity of voice, integrity and respect, memory training, teamwork, co-operation, perseverance, diligence, tolerance and judgement. There is no doubt that having a confident, expressive and artistic voice is an asset in today’s world.
Top Year 7 student Maddie Cheng
Promising First Year. Natasha Price
Most Improved Kenzie Holden
Acting in Pairs Award. Emily Fippard-Peacock and Dora Slavich
Personality in Performance Giselle Ford
Most Versatile Performer Emily Choi
Trinity College Associate Diploma in Public Speaking (with Distinction)
Trinity College Speech and Drama Grade 8 (with Distinction)
On offer – short one hour assessment and tips on how to change your vocal techniques to better communicate with a mask on. Recent participant Yezen (medical intern): “I have really learned how to adapt to make my message more clear. ”
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 (ACG) and 94% Seren Spicer (DIO). Honours Plus in SpeechNZ – there were 15 of you with that fantastic grade, and nearly everyone else Honours. Congratulations to the ZOOM candidates: Allen Weng, Nadia Horne and Ruby Hulme who all passed with Honours Plus.
ATCl diploma results – were also outstanding – considering COVID. 12 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! Congratulations Amelie Thomas (DIO). Four 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. There are many of you choosing to go up a grade for this year without sitting last year – no worries! You’ve got this! And – breaking news – I am on the NAPTA judging panel again this year.
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)