Secondary Speech + Drama.

Get your teenager involved in a Speech + Drama class today!  Watch their confidence grow and communication potential be achieved. 

Speech + drama classes teach students the skills they need to express themselves with clarity, confidence and courtesy suitable to purpose and occasion. Speech + drama classes will give your child the gift of superior presentation + performance skills to take on the world! If you need more information about our classes, you can get in touch with us today!

We have classes in...

Oamaru. Waitaki Valley. Waimate. Timaru. Geraldine. Ashburton. Christchurch.

Why you should choose GIANT LEAPS for your child?

our classes.

In our secondary speech + drama classes, students develop expressive and masterful use of voice and speech. Students are placed in small groups with similar aged peers. Group sized vary from 4-6 students depending on age, ability and the programme each student is working towards.  Lessons are 40 - 60 minutes in duration and occur on a weekly basis over the school term. Secondary classes are for Yr 9 - Yr 13 students.

Individual lessons are available by request. Talk to one of our teachers about the benefits and suitability of a one-on-one lesson for your child.

student toolbox.

We are equipping our students with a toolbox of communication skills required to succeed and achieve. Students will learn the tools they need to perform and express themselves with confidence and clarity. Our high school graduates have the communication and performance skills to take on the world! Our Secondary programme teaches students... 

  • voice + speech coaching
  • acting + performing skills
  • improvisations techniques
  • public speaking skills
  • speech writing and delivery
  • confident impromptu speaking 
  • interviewing + debating skills
  • positive body language


Students will be encouraged and supported to participate in Speech NZ and Trinity College of London speech examinations. Exams are optional, but highly recommended. They are a fantastic feature of our Speech & Drama Programme. They provide a goal for each child to work toward and give students a concrete measure of their achievement. The reputable Speech New Zealand and Trinity examinations look great on CV's too!


Our Teachers.

Our classes are taught by a team of successful, practicing professionals, each with many years experience studying, performing and teaching. At GIANT LEAPS you can be assured that your child is getting the best teaching available. We are committed to building the creativity, confidence and communication skills of every student. We love what we do - and we love sharing our knowledge and expertise to make a positive difference in the lives of our student's too!

Classes in over 20 locations.

GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama classes are offered Monday - Friday at many different venues in and around Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate and Oamaru. Our classes are offered in several local Primary and Secondary schools during school hours. We also run after-school classes. We know that our children and their families are busy, so at GIANT LEAPS we offer the flexibility to help you to find a class that suits