public speaking for kids. 

Public Speaking classes give children the tools they need to develop versatility and confidence in their use of language.  Student's will learn to structure, prepare and present speeches, interviews and debates appropriate to an audience, purpose and occasion. In our classes, children will develop the basic vocal skills (articulation, projection, modulation), body language (posture, eye contact) and speaking skills (impromptu, social and prepared speeches). Children will learn to communicate with power and purpose, extend their listening and discussion skills, discover their inner creativity and unleash their performance potential. These skills will be used throughout LIFE - at school, in future studies, and in personal and professional interactions.

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Get your child involved in a Public Speaking class today!  Watch their confidence grow and communication potential be achieved. Give them the gift of superior presentation and performance skills. If you need more information about our classes, you can GET IN TOUCH with one of our specialist Public Speaking teachers for more information. 


The success of our programme is based on the individualised tuition your child will receive. We identify the areas your child needs to develop and tailor the programme to suit. Individual or groups lessons are available.There is a maximum of 6 children in a group. Lessons are 30 - 40 minutes in duration and occur weekly over the school term. Primary classes are for  children in Yr 1 - Yr 8.

our programme.

During classes students will work on... 

  • Gaining confidence with effective speaking
  • Topic selection
  • Planning your presentation
  • Speaking without help / notes and props
  • Preparing and structuring a speech - Introduction / Body and Conclusion
  • Overcoming the fear of public speaking
  • Speaking in front of an audience
  • Speaking enthusiastically and projecting your voice


Students will be encouraged to participate in Speech NZ Public Speaking examinations. Exams are optional, but highly recommended. They are a fantastic feature of our Public Speaking programme. Exams provide a goal for each student to work toward and give students a concrete measure of their achievement.

our students.

Keana Kearns (Winner) 
Lions Primary School Speech Comps.
Across the school year we encourage and support our students to participate and compete in examinations, performances, competitions, concerts and more. These opportunities are a fantastic way for students to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves, putting into practise what we learn in our weekly classes


15 locations.

GIANT LEAPS Public Speaking classes are offered Monday - Friday at many different venues in and around Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate, Oamaru and the Waitaki Valley. Our classes are offered in some local schools during school hours and we also run after-school classes. Click here to find a class near you!