These classes, run by Shine School of Confidence, teach children to speak more confidently, communicate more effectively, improve their listening skills and use their imaginations.
Students learn public speaking, acting and drama skills, vocal skills (quality, articulation, grammar), how to read poetry and tell stories.
Classes are small to ensure children receive specialised, one-on-one attention so enrol early to secure space. This class runs over 8 weeks.
Examinations: Professional certificate and diploma qualifications are offered through Speech NZ and the Trinity College of London. Exams are not compulsory.
Teaching artist Ella Hope-Higginson graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand School of Drama. She works professionally as an actor across both stage and screen. Her writing has been supported for development by Auckland Theatre Company and she is currently in the process of directing two funded films. She has taught and directed children and adults alike and loves to see people succeeding and happy.
Shine School of Confidence Shine was founded by Nina Burchett, who has acted in film, theatre and television in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA.