Welcome to Ten Feet Tall. There is a Chinese Translation of this information below.
We are looking forward to developing the speaking and performing skills of your student and can not wait to watch their confidence grow.
Ten Feet Tall is a private contractor invited by Kristin School to work with Kristin School students from Year 1-13 on their speaking and performing confidence.
Sarah, Stephanie and Emma look forward to working with their students on a range of speaking and performing skills through fun activities and exercises.
- Students have 8 lessons per term with one catch up class for those eligible.
- Classes are held in SC12A, Monday to Friday throughout the school day. (Lockdown Level 3/4 classes online)
- Classes run for a full year -parents do not need to register each term.
- Most of our lessons are group lessons until Year 6 onwards where we offer private and pair classes.
- We collect students Year 1-6 from class and older children set reminders on their watch or device.
- Year 1-3 students have a folder in class.
- Year 4+ students use their device.
- All students work towards an end of year assessment.
We offer a comprehensive programme, from Year 1-13 to Kristin School Families:
Year 1-3 Speaking + Performing classes
Year 4-13 Speech and Drama classes
Year 6-13 Public Speaking classes
Year 7-10 ‘Talk’ short course
We have an Oral Communication Assessment programme for extension students by invitation. And, we offer competition opportunities for students Year 3+
Classes are scheduled throughout the school day. We work with Deans to ensure that students are attending our lessons at the most appropriate times. Our timetable is as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday [Group Classes]
8am -9am: Year 6 – 13
9.00am – 10.30am: Year 2
10.00am – 11.00am: Year 3
11.00am – 12.30pm: Year 4 – 5
12.45pm – 1.15pm: Year 1 (Monday & Tuesday)
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Year 5 – 6 (Friday)
1.30pm -2.30pm: Year 5 – 6
2.30pm- 4.00pm: Year 5 – 6 (Friday)
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Year 7 – 10
Wednesday, Thursday [Group, Pair, Private Classes]
8.00am – 2.00pm: Middle and Senior School Public Speaking Students
Our programmes are for all students if they are shy or highly extroverted or in between. We use a variety of games, activities and teaching tools to ensure that students are having fun and learning. Read our 2020 learning outcomes here:
Students work towards an assessment at each year level under the guidance of experienced teachers.
At present our preferred assessment for our students is through Speech New Zealand. This is largely as it provides students with assessments that require us to teach a larger set of skills at each level. Most of our students sit their assessments in the second half of the year. Senior students have 2-3 modules a year. Term Dates are here.
We offer Trinity College London examinations for students who are passionate about Drama or wish to have an internationally recognised qualification. This is particularly important for our Senior Students.
Examination boards require fees to be paid at the time of registration. This is a non refundable fee paid directly to the examination board. Ten Feet Tall charges all students sitting examinations $12 for time spent registering students, collecting students from class, preparing examination slips and information, preparing and sending out exam feedback and certificates.
NZSB Fees + $10 badge
Trinity College New Zealand – Drama Grade Fees 2020– please note Trinity College does not offer a badge.
Once you have registered for classes online, your student will be offered a place in a class or on our waiting list. Once confirmed in a class you will be sent a weekly class time. If you would like a weekly reminder using google calendar – please let us know and we will send you an invite.
We communicate with parents through newsletters, emails, WeChat and Whatapp.
We regularly offer holiday programmes and classes. If you can not fit our programme in during the term – the holidays are a great time to build speaking and performing skills. We are now pleased to be offering online classes. More information here.
If you have any questions about our programme please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Chinese Translation: Ten Feet Tall Programme Overview