At Carey, all students from Years 3 to 12 may participate in individual and/or shared Speech and Drama classes of 30 minutes duration taught by specialist, highly qualified and motivated staff.
Opportunities to perform in different venues, at a variety of functions and at different levels assist the students' development in performance, audience awareness, communication and the enjoyment that comes with entertainment and performance.
As the year progresses, students may participate in Trinity Guildhall Examinations in numerous areas of Speech and Drama, Communication Skills, Acting, Paired Drama, Group Drama, Devising Scripts, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts at all grade levels from Initial to The Associate Diploma of Performance (ATCL).
Speech and Drama is a fun, energetic and creative avenue of learning, acting, performance, communication and personal development. It enables students to learn clear, concise communication skills which can be used in every facet of life from daily conversation to the best performances of a lifetime.
Drama skills are utilised to develop speech skills. Literature, poetry, Drama, Mime, improvisation, choral speaking, acting, reading and speaking are investigated to develop confidence, gesture, relaxation, facial expression, movement and strong vocal production and articulation.
Voice quality, richness and production are all areas of concern in Speech and Drama and the program encourages clear articulation, knowledge of speech and performance, development of correct and effective speech habits and the correction of speech deficiencies. Critical listening and appropriate interaction in communication also play a major role in every lesson. Public speaking, debating and use of visual equipment in presentations are other areas of focus for students.
An individual program is devised for each student.
Who to see about queries with this program
The curriculum and assessment of the Speech and Drama program comes under the auspices of the School's Head of Drama. All queries can be directed to Ms Sara Reece, Head of Drama (9816 1286).
All contact regarding classes and timetables should be directed to Ms Roz Watson (9816 1373). Billing inquires should be made to Mrs Pam Hedstrom (9816 1340).
The rates charged for Speech and Drama examinations are in accordance with guidelines set by Trinity Guildhall, the relevant Government regulations and the cost in servicing the program. The fee schedule is subject to change each year as approved by the Carey Finance Committee.
The fees are set according to the duration of the lesson, whether the class is individual or small group and the number of lessons taught in the year. The billing charges will be debited twice a year to your account. Therefore, part of the payment is for lessons already given and the other part to pay for lessons for the balance of the semester.