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Speech & Drama Lessons 2017 – YEARS 4 TO 8 

Lessons are offered during school time to boys in Years 4 to 8.  Before enrolling your son, parents should give careful consideration to the amount of time taken from normal class programmes.  This is especially so for boys involved in the school music programme. 

Tomascita Edgerton
Tomascita Edgerton has had many years’ experience in teaching drama and speech subjects. She has an LTCL, a BA in Literature and Linguistics, a background as a professional actor, and has a love of children’s literature. She teaches towards both Trinity-Guildhall and Speech NZ examinations, achieving a 100% pass rate from Initial to ATCL. Most recently she spent eleven years as a full-time itinerant at The Cathedral Grammar School. She now teaches part-time at Christ’s College, Medbury School and privately.

Lessons cover oral communcation, both artistic and practical:  Drama (both scripted and improvised), public speaking, reading aloud, storytelling, courtesy exercises (such as introducing people to each other), voice production, puppetry and the endangered art of speaking poetry.  Groups of up to three boys will be taught together in half-hour lessons.  Most boys will work towards Speech NZ examinations. At this level these examinations provide a good broad base of skills and can be taken as a small group (with individual results).  Ms Edgerton will be teaching on Tuesdays and Fridays during the school day for boys in Years 4 to 7, and on Friday afternoons for Year 8 boys between 12.00pm and 4.00pm in rotation. There are now limited spaces available, please email Tomascita directly by clicking here to see if you may register your son, before completing the online form.

Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson has a passion for teaching students to express themselves through essential communication skills.   She has a BTchLn; ATCL Teaching Speech and Drama.  She teaches towards both Trinity Guildhall and Speech New Zealand examinations. Kate currently teaches at Selwyn House School, Medbury School, and privately.

Students will learn to communicate with clarity, confidence and courtesy. The speech and drama lessons cover a variety of skills essential within today’s society and individual skills developed through lessons including vocal development, poetry and prose interpretation, drama work, storytelling, sight reading, conversation and discussion skills, and public speaking skills.  Small groups of boys will be taught together in half-hour lessons.  Miss Wilson will be teaching on Thursdays and Fridays during the school day for boys in Years 4 to 7, and on Friday afternoons for Year 8 boys between 12.00pm and 3.00pm in rotation.  There are no spaces available with Kate for the remainder of the year.  If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact her by clicking here.

Cost and Venue:
Lessons are charged by the term at $21.00 per lesson for each boy. Lessons are always charged unless the whole class is cancelled. 
Lessons are held in the Cricket Pavillion (Tomascita Edgerton) and the Boarders' Common Room (Kate Wilson).

Please note that places for Speech and Drama lessons are limited for 2017, and will be allocated on a strict ‘first in, first allocated’ basis.

If you would like your son to have Speech and Drama Lessons during 2017, please submit the online Registration Form by clicking here.

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