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Bringing the fun of debating and public speaking skills to children across Australasia.
Since opening its doors back in 2015, Speaking Schools Australasia has helped thousands of students improve their speaking skills and develop their confidence. With an emphasis on small classes, a welcoming environment and plenty of personal feedback from expert coaches, SSA aims to help every student bring their words to life.
Years 7 – 9
Workshops for those who have started their high school lives, and are looking to either learn new skills, or develop those they already have.
My kids had great fun at last year’s winter holiday program in the King’s School, the 2 day program helped my children get through the regional competition in public speaking – especially my daughter Emily who was only in year 1 last year.
My daughter and her team wont the CSDA State Championships last Friday…we are super proud and grateful for the coaching they received from you!
It’s a wonderful and positive experience for our son. He was doing public speaking this time. He told me he wants to try “debating” “next time”! This is HUGE!!! Thank you to his coaches Olivia and Beth.
Very good program – we are looking forward to you running after school programs in our area!
Course was brilliant as my daughter and her friend came home each day chatting about all the things they did and she doesn’t usually do that!
We were not sure what to expect but our kids had a great experience and are begging to do more! Great introduction to public speaking!
My son enjoyed being in the class and he loved it much more than his regular vacation care. Thank you!
My daughter had a brilliant time – partly due to the rapport with the fabulous staff – and it is a great concept for kids to develop their skills!
My daughter loved the course and would love to attend again, thanks for offering such a high quality school holiday activity. She found the content fun, engaging and relevant.
Took a reluctant attendee into an engaged participant – well done!!!
He enjoyed the workshops. We appreciated structured learning and points to improve, along with the framework handouts to take home!
My daughter enjoyed the course very much and wished it would go on for another week! She is now very motivated to work on her speech for the school’s upcoming public speaking competition using what she learned! Well done to all coaches!
The public speaking course was a great holiday activity for my son. He made friends, enjoyed the activities and the teachers. I thought the feedback they gave him was useful and reflected a careful and thoughtful observation of his speaking. We will certainly attend again in the future.
There was a point to learn behind each game they played. Also there was a structured notebook for them to write down the key points and strategies they learned. My boy said he had a great time!
My son really enjoyed the class. He said the teacher Anthony was great – he is humorous, vivid and knowledgeable!
Your distinctive approach of infusing fun and energy into a rigorous and technically disciplined programme is excellent – and works. My son loved all three days and came away with lots of stories and much more confidence. What really matters for him is being in a safe environment to experiment and learn and to feel truly supported as he builds his capabilities. Thanks for investing so much attention to this. We will be back next holidays!
Our son absolutely loved the 3 days. He actually looked forward to the mornings of going to the workshop. He also came back energised and used some of his newly learnt debating skills on us.
My kids love the programs. We will definitely join again next time. Teachers made public speaking and debating so much fun to learn. Thank you!
It’s a nice program and would recommend it to any parent who are looking to have their children spend quality time during the holidays. My daughter loved it and looking forward to the next one.
Could not thank you more! My son had a great experience and learned a lot! With his ADHD/ASD/Anxiety, I was so worried about his attendance as it can either boost his interests and confidence or destroy it. With all your consideration, support and patience (and of course professional knowledge), he had a fantastic time and would love to learn more in the future. So thank you so so much!!
Great confident teacher. He gave some helpful tips. Even I learned from it as a parent!
Great course. My child has learned so much and she wants to do it again next school holiday!
From start to finish, this course has continually challenged and helped to develop my son’s speaking skills. Through this program, I now feel more assured than ever that my son will be able to speak confidently, formulate clear ideas and communicate well within his classroom and outside of school too. He has improved and achieved his personal bests in the difficult area of public speaking and I couldn’t possibly recommend this course more.
My son really enjoyed the activities and felt challenged. He also enjoyed being part of a group of children who enjoyed public speaking as much as he does.
My son particularly enjoyed the speaking course very much – he said he had a great teacher and wants to enrol again next holidays!
My daughter had an amazing time. She was keen to attend each day with enthusiasm. I think she is much more confident in her public speaking.
Thank you for the positive energy and feedback given throughout the 2-day course. My daughter found it fun and engaging, interacting with both her tutors and peers. She has taken on board new and inspiring ideas and has asked to do another course which is fantastic. Thank you to all the wonderful tutors!
After missing out on selection to her school debating team, my daughter’s confidence had crashed. I had to bribe her to attend your course. On day 1, I was thrilled to see her come skipping out, elated. She enjoyed every day immensely, her confidence is restored and now she gravely tells me I’ve no hope of winning arguments with her because “I’m a debater, Mum”.
Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the course and advised that she would love to attend another course in the future. She said it was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and couldn’t speak highly enough of her teacher. After completing the course she has a much better understanding of debating, feels confident and is looking forward to competing next term.
My son is starting high school this year and is fantastic to have a school like yours, offering these courses to young people. About the course, he found it enjoyable and extremely useful. Well done guys! Thank you for everything and please keep me updated about your upcoming events.
My daughter was hesitant to attend initially but just after attending the first day she totally loved it. She enjoyed the interactive games, learning tools for public speaking and making new friends
Amelia is a law student at Macquarie University and a member of the team which won the Australian De...
Alex has been a successful debater for nearly a decade, accumulating an admirable array of accomplis...
Zack, who is presently undertaking a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of Notre Dame, ...
Udai is well-seasoned debating champion who has an impressive array of accolades and successes to hi...
Tennyson is someone who has always had a penchant for performance. Starting out with dancing, Tenny...
Patrick is an accomplished individual who has extensive experience in the debating circuit. His earl...
A graduate of Abbotsleigh on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, Niki carries over six years’ worth of e...
Mikey, who is studying a combined Psychology and Law degree at UNSW, has a love of debating that few...
Isabelle is an energetic, passionate and motivated coach who is recognised for her seamless ability ...
Harrish, a law student at Sydney University, is passionate about public speaking, debating and just ...
Eloise, who is studying a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at UNSW, has a strong background in public...
Chris has had an illustrious debating and public speaking career, achieving great success in a numbe...
Bethany’s passion for debating dates back to her time at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta, dur...
A graduate of Newcastle Grammar School, where she was the dux of her year, Azleena is currently stud...