A strength in Public Speaking is one of the best gifts we can give our children. Universities and graduate recruitment programmes highly value students who can speak with confidence. We teach extempore speaking so that students can plan and learn to enjoy delivering to an audience talks with confidence.
Many of our students from Year 5 onwards opt to take Public Speaking and some students split the school year with two terms of Public Speaking and two terms of Speech & Drama. Students are invited to sit Speech NZ examinations. We teach a range of Public Speaking skills:
Students will learn:
- Talks (including show and tell, personal experience, demonstration, informative, instruction, persuasive talk, entertaining talk, impromptu)
- Announcements, interviews, speaker introduction, commentaries
- Role Play
- Courtesy exercises and recommending a new course of action
- Describing an object, interpreting a map or diagram
- Discussing a film or book
- How to make a telephone call
- Social Speeches
- Impromptu talks
- Stating an opinion on a picture or article
- Reading aloud, stating opinions and discussing current affairs
Students will be able to:
- Speak clearly, develop vocal projection and engage an audience.
- Consider the audience and modify communication for impact.
- Develop critical and creative thinking.
- Plan and deliver a range of extempore talks.
- Listen and effectively question peers during discussions.
- Use storytelling to capture and audience’s attention.
- Read aloud a variety of texts with clarity and vitality.
- Share ideas and opinions with enthusiasm, fluency, and effectiveness.
- Deliver social speeches with impact.