Speaking Camp Kangaroos

  • Experienced
  • 2 Days
  • Years 3 - 4

This two day course for more experienced speakers enables students to apply their speaking skills in a variety of novel situations, allowing them to develop their confidence, critical thinking and resilience further.

Student to Teacher Ratio 10:1
Course Objectives
  • Provide mid-primary students with new public speaking experiences.

  • Introduce students to new perspectives on public speaking and debating.

  • Provide students with various opportunities to practice their skills and receive individualised feedback.

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Registrations Close 10 January!

Location The King's School, Parramatta

9th January

10th January


9:00AM - 3:00PM


2 Days



Registrations Close 14 January!

Location The Shore School, North Sydney

13th January

14th January


9:00AM - 3:00PM


2 Days



Registrations Close 24 January!

Location Southern Cross College, Burwood

23rd January

24th January


9:00AM - 3:00PM


2 Days



-33.78610778578602, 151.02541012191773,The King’s School, Parramatta
-33.84063534994835, 151.20553655052186,The Shore School, North Sydney
-33.871810162845556, 151.1030654373169,Southern Cross College, Burwood

Course Overview

Whilst some people spend their lives trying to avoid public speaking, they often try in vain – it is an integral skill necessary in almost all aspects of life.  This two day program is designed to both help students understand where it may come up in their future, and embrace it when it does.

Based on the fundamentals covered in the Speaking Camp Koalas program, the Kangaroos workshop seeks to help students further develop their public speaking skills and improve their self-confidence.  Placing student centred learning at its heart, our Kangaroos program changes from holiday to holiday – coaches are given range of different potential sessions (from debating to storytelling), and will choose what will be most appropriate for the class they have.

Placing a focus on experiential learning, we make sure that every class is small in size and taught by one of our experienced coaches.  Maintaining safe and welcoming environments – where students feel confident in their ability to present and receive individual feedback – is at the core of everything we do.

There are two groups of students who would benefit from our Speaking Camp Kangaroos program.

The first group are those who have previous formal coaching in public speaking.  This may be from one of our programs – perhaps our Koalas holiday program, or our Public Speaking Wallabies, Debating Wallabies or Debating Wombats weekly term programs – from another provider, or potentially through their school.  The Speaking Camp Kangaroos program also changes from holiday to holiday, so students are more than welcome (and even encouraged) to give it a couple of tries.  If you’re not sure whether your child has enough experience, please get in touch and we can chat about your circumstances.

The second group is for students who have a little experience, but are naturally more confident and would be able to hold their own with other, more experienced students.  Whilst we would still recommend that these students still give our Speaking Camp Koalas program a try first – particularly given that it has a parent presentation element that the Kangaroos program lacks – we understand that dates and locations don’t always line up.  Given this, we often enrol a few students without much experience.  If you think your child may fall into this category, please reach out and we can discuss it with you!

Over the course of Speaking Camp Kangaroos, students will be exposed to:

  • at least two different styles of public speaking and/or debating, depending on what the coaches decides to focus on;
  • various opportunities to practice their speaking skills in a supportive and enjoyable environment that seeks to emulate real life; and
  • plenty of opportunities to receive and apply feedback, with the view of improving a little with every speech they give.

Day #1

The first day starts with a few activities that help students feel comfortable with the class, before going through the basic concepts that were covered in our Speaking Camp Koalas program.  The rest of the day will then be spent looking at a certain style of public speaking – ranging from advertising to debating – depending on what the coach believes will be best for the class.  Whichever focus they take, the day will be filled with plenty of activities to help engage students with the course content.


Day #2

The second day runs similarly to the first, just with a different focus – students are settled into the class in the morning, before looking at a different style of public speaking, and finishing with a range of speaking activities and practice speeches to help students further develop their resilience as a speaker.

Our classes vary in size every holiday depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Kangaroos class is 10 students with one coach, and 16 students with two coaches.

If there aren’t any spots left, it’s usually because we’ve hit capacity – please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do about either opening an extra class, fitting your child into the existing class, or putting you on a waitlist in case any students pull out!

After each program, students will go home with:

  • a feedback sheet prepared by their coach, which outlines what they’ve improved on during the course, and what they could continue to work on in the future;
  • a certificate recognising that they have completed the Speaking Camp Kangaroos workshop;
  • a workbook containing any notes that the students wrote down during the course; and
  • a more refined understanding of how they can apply their speaking skills in day to day life!


If you’re interested in doing another holiday program, we would recommend that students give our Speaking Camp Kangaroos program another go.  As mentioned above, the program has a wide range of different focuses, meaning that no two programs are the same – students are even able to do it multiple times over the same holiday!

Alternatively, if you’re keen on a weekly term program, we would recommend either our Public Speaking Wallabies program, or our Debating Wallabies program.  Both programs go much further in depth on persuasive speeches and value debates respectively, and are the perfect way to ensure that students retain and build upon what they’ve learned over the holiday period!

Course Reviews

My son received an award for a short speech he did returning back to school! Apparently his teacher said his speech and delivery of speech was excellent!

Thank you so much! Very happy with the outcome! Definitely would like for my son to return next holidays! :)

Elijah, Parent Speaking Camp Kangaroos

My child attended holiday programs twice. He wants to come back continually. Public speaking class was very interesting and educational. He also got confidence. I believe that this special experience and opportunity motivate kids to learn through positive environments.

Songhwa, Parent Speaking Camp Kangaroos