speech + drama.

GIANT LEAPS Speech & Drama classes empower students to become the best communicators they can be.  Our students achieve excellence in speech, drama, voice, communication and effective speaking. Whatever your abilities, we have a programme that will meet every individual's needs. As well as being fun and energetic, our programmes teach students the fundamentals of communication and give them the skills and knowledge they need to thrive as confident speakers and performers. The confidence gained in a speech + drama class applies to school, careers and developing life skills.

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Get your child involved in a Speech and Drama class today!  Watch their confidence grow and their communication potential be achieved. Give them the gift of superior presentation and performance skills. Give them the communication skills they will require to access the world! Talk to us to find out more about our classes and programmes.



our students.

Watch the latest video of the students of GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama in action. In July this year our students were invited to contribute to The RUBY Trust Scholarship Fund Performance at the Oamaru Opera House. The RUBY Trust is a charitable trust established to honor the life of Ruby Marris. It is a fantastic local initiative that offers financial assistance for local children to further pursue their passion in the field of Performing Arts. Keana Kearns (playing Verruca Salt, went on to win an Australia / New Zealand Talent Quest with this performance.



over 15 locations.

GIANT LEAPS Speech + Drama classes are offered Monday - Friday at many different venues in and around Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate, Waitaki Valley, Omarama 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. Click here to find class options near you!

speech + drama 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. 

Anna Miller - Principal BARTON SCHOOL

"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."

Janine Stevens - Parent, TIMARU

"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."

Mother - St Jospeh's School, OAMARU

"Tonight’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!"



Sarah Anderson - Speech Review Office

"The impact of Speech & Drama has been remarkable. Though this focus on spoken language and performance skills, children and young people learn how to express themselves and communicate clearly. Giant Leaps students become able to explain ideas and emotions to other people, not only in a class setting but in their lives outside the classroom too. They gain confidence, self-belief and courage to speak in public and share their thoughts, intellect and creativity with the world in ways in which people will listen. The benefits of Speech and Drama are felt every day in the learning that happens in our classrooms but the consequences for children's success and well-being endure long after school ends"



Jenny Jackson - Principal, ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL

"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." 

Deidre Senior - Principal, WAITAKI VALLEY SCHOOL

"Having 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!"

Sarah McLeod - Parent, TIMARU

We chose Speech and Drama for Sophie as a way to help with her shyness and anxiety. I think I was more nervous about the first class than her! Three classes in and Sophie began to blossom. Her teacher was so perceptive to her individual needs and had such an amazing way of making her feel safe and comfortable in her group. Speech & Drama has given her confidence that radiates in every environment now.