9:00AM - 3:00PM
A practical two day program that looks to provide students with a basic but important introduction to presenting in front of audiences, and focuses on developing individual skills rather than teaching abstract theory.Student to Teacher Ratio 10:1
Provide early primary students with their first public speaking experiences.
Utilise activities that feel like games to help students feel comfortable.
Put an emphasis on habits over theory, noting students lack abstract thought.
Help students develop a love for presenting in front of audiences.
This fun and interactive program is designed to equip students with the tools they need to present to an audience. Recognising that students in this age group have not yet developed abstract thought, the program places an emphasis on experiential learning – using activities and games to help students build their confidence and form positive speaking habits.
In order to help all our students flourish, we make sure that classes are kept small, that the classroom environment is welcoming to students of all abilities, and that every student is given plenty of opportunities to practice and develop their own voice.
Our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats workshop is a beginner level program.
In recognition of the importance of learning presentation skills from a young age, it has (since 2012) formed an important part of the Stage #1 (Year 1 – 2) syllabus for NSW schools. Given this, even younger students are no longer able to escape the obligation to speak in public.
Given this, Presentation Skills Tabby Cats is designed as a program for students – confident and shy alike – who do not have formal public speaking training. We all have to speak to audiences at multiple points throughout our lives, but we’re of the firm belief that not only is everyone capable of doing this, but that everyone is capable of enjoying it too.
After completing the Presentation Skills Tabby Cats program, students should:
The first day starts with a number of activities that seek to get students comfortable with the class environment, helping students understand that the classroom setting will be both fun and respectful for the remainder of the program. Once students feel safe in the class environment, we then move onto the days’ two focuses – basic persuasive speech structure and developing their speaking manner. Whilst students are taught the basic theory, most of the day involves activities that help students truly understand the relevant concepts.
The second day shifts the focus slightly, putting a greater emphasis on developing individual ideas and explaining specific points, as well as continuing to help students further develop their speaking manner using a large range of different practical activities.
Our classes vary in size every holiday depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Tabby Cats 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:
If you’re interested in doing another holiday program, we would recommend that students move onto our Presentation Skills Tigers program. This holiday workshop takes things a step further, giving students the opportunities to develop their speaking skills in a range of novel circumstances, from advertising to storytelling.
Alternatively, if you’re keen on a weekly term program, we would recommend our Presentation Skills Leopards program. The Leopards course takes persuasive speeches to the next level, helping students develop complete speeches over the course of a term.
We strongly recommend waiting until Year 1 before enrolling in our Tabby Cats or Tigers holiday programs, or our Leopards and Lions term programs – all our Cats programs require students to be able to write at least simple sentences, as well as read their own handwriting and instructions on the board, which most Kindergarten students are unfortunately not able to do. This may well lead to those students feeling inferior to the rest of the class, creating new fears around public speaking – the exact opposite of what we hope to achieve.
If you think that your child has sufficient reading and writing skills, we would be more than happy to talk it through with you – alternatively, we would also be more than happy to add you to our email list (see below) so we can let you know when bookings open when your child is old enough to join!
Location was great and the girls were both keen to come back on the second day. They both said that they enjoyed it and learnt some new skills. They also liked their instructors.
I think that the course is excellent, and the guide/workbook provided to the kids was well put together. Certainly able to refer back to it again in future.
My son enjoyed the 2 day program. I could see significant improvement on both days. He was very excited about the learnings and enthusiastically explained all that he learnt.
The report was detailed and summarised really well. Overall very happy and I highly recommend this program.