Speech & Drama Classes

GIANT LEAPS Speech & Drama classes help students to develop confidence, creativity and communication skills for life. Whether your child is a budding stage star, outgoing or shy, we will help them to achieve their communication potential. Speech + Drama programmes encourage students to express themselves and share their ideas freely in a supportive environment. Whatever your child’s abilities, we have a programme that will meet their individual needs. As well as being fun and energetic, our programmes teach students the fundamentals of communication and give them the oral language skills that are essential for LIFE!

Primary Classes

Primary classes have a strong focus on building confidence, imagination, creativity and FUN - all through oral skills and a love of drama......

Intermediate Classes

At Intermediate level, children learn new Speech and Drama skills in dynamic ways. Our classes inspire imagination and creativity....

Secondary Classes

Secondary Classes encourage students in develop mature speech skills, performance skills, social & public speaking skills...... 

Talk to us about our classes

We are a team of highly experienced Speech + Drama teachers passionate about all areas of communication! What we are most passionate about, is every individual achieving their communication potential. Talk to us today to find out more about our classes and programmes.

Classes held in over 15 locations!

GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama classes are offered Monday - Friday at many different venues in and around 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. Find a venue near you today!

Do you want Speech + Drama classes at your school?

It is our aim to provide quality Speech + Drama education in convenient locations. At GIANT LEAPS we recognize that schools are the center of learning in their communities. We will support your school with Speech + Drama lessons designed for all ages and abilities. We provide a structured and proven curriculum that will have your students growing in confidence, creativity and communication across a variety of settings. Our teaching curriculum is designed in partnership with Trinity College of London and Speech New Zealand. GIANT LEAPS can serve your school community with the very best in Speech + Drama education. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Hear what people are saying about Giant Leaps Speech & Drama

"Giant Leaps has supported our school oral language programme. The Giant Leaps Speech Team are able to manage and inspire our learners to aspire. During the in-school classes, the Giant Leaps team is able to infuse our school values and expand upon our school’s broader curriculum and support the learning of all learners. Anna Miller - Principal (Barton Rural School), TIMARU

"Having Anna from GIANT LEAPS coming to Waitaki Valley School adds another dimension to what we can offer to our students.  Being a relatively, remote, rural school, having Anna come to us, provides many of our children with an opportunity that they wouldn't normally be able to take up. GIANT LEAPS is supporting our classroom programmes by strengthening the oral capabilities of our children. There is no doubt that the GIANT LEAPS programme engages and stimulates these children. It is fun - and our children love this!" Deidre Senior - Princpal (Waitaki Valley School) KUROW

"Tnight’s concert brought tears to my eyes. I was absolutely blown away! I felt like I was watching a different child and never imagined my daughter was capable of performing like she did. Thank you so much to the team at GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama for the confidence you have given my daughter…in such a short time too! Mother- (St Josephs School) OAMARU

"Our children look forward with enthusiasm to their weekly speech and drama sessions with the well qualified, engaging and flexible Giant Leaps teachers. The children are more articulate in class and exude confidence when presenting in front of the school and community." Jenny Jackson - Principal (St Josephs School) OAMARU

"Harry had been extended and grown in so many ways this year since starting in a GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama class. We have seen his confidence grow even more and his public speaking skills have become very polished. I cannot recommend your classes and support high enough. Thank you- he might not realize it now but he is being taught skills that he will value for a lifetime." Janine Stevens - Parent, TIMARU