Public Speaking – Hawks (Years 5 – 6)


9:00am to 3:00pm

The Shore School, North Sydney

3 - 4 October 2019


9:00am to 3:00pm

The King's School, Parramatta

8 - 9 October 2019


9:00am to 3:00pm

Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park

Not running these holidays


Course Overview

Enjoyed our Hummingbirds Public Speaking holiday course, and interested in learning more about public speaking? Our Hawks Public Speaking course is perfect program for you!

This workshop changes every holidays, which allows students to practice and develop their public speaking skills in a much wider range of different arenas. Each holiday we will choose a different focus, from academic English speeches to mock trials, and will provide a two day course that delves into that topic.


Our Spring Holiday Focus – Speaking Manner & Presentation Skills

In Spring 2019, we will be providing a two day course that focuses on developing students’ speaking manner. 

When a speaker presents to an audience, it isn’t what the speaker says which gets people to listen – it’s how they say it.  Good speaking manner is an absolutely crucial skill for all levels of public speaking, and something that students increasingly lack as they spend more and more time communicating using only text and emojis to convey their thoughts.  

This program provides students with the opportunity to refine their speaking manner and presentation skills using iterative learning over the two days, helping them find their own personal style when speaking in public.  


Experience Levels

Our Hawks Public Speaking course is a continuers program.

It is designed for students with a reasonable level of public speaking experience, whether that be participating in our Hummingbirds public speaking course, or having formally been taught public speaking at school.

If your child doesn’t have much experience, we would recommend they undertake our Hummingbirds Public Speaking course. If in doubt, please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to discuss which course is most appropriate for your child!


Main Objectives

As part of this program, students will:

  • write and refine a speech over the course of the program, with a focus on developing their speaking manner between speeches;
  • use iterative learning and feedback loops in order to improve the way they present speeches; and
  • participate in a number of impromptu speaking activities that will help them develop their presentation skills under pressure.


Should I repeat the Hawks Public Speaking holiday program?

The Hawks Public Speaking program is designed so it can be completed again and again.

We change the Hawks Public Speaking program each holiday to ensure that students have the best possible opportunity to develop their speaking skills in new and novel environments. We have a range of different programs, and don’t offer any of them more than once a year.

As such, students will gain some new insights and skills every time they undertake this course!


Can I do both the Public Speaking and Debating holiday programs?

Students are more than welcome to undertake both the Public Speaking and Debating holiday (and term) programs.

Whilst students are able to develop their confidence and speaking skills participating in either, both are very different skills, and are taught in different ways. Please get in touch if you’re interested in learning more about the differences between public speaking and debating!


What term program is best after Public Speaking Hawks?

If your child has already had a go at our Public Speaking Hawks holiday course, we would still recommend that they do our Term Public Speaking Hawks or Term Debating Hummingbirds programs – the activities used in for both is very different to our holiday program, and students are bound to get plenty out of the course!


Do you accept Creative Kids Vouchers?

Yes! Click on the image below to learn how to redeem your $100 voucher.

Price : $240.00

Repeatable : Multiple Times

Length : 2 Days

Max Ratio : 8:1

Max Availability : 16

Time : 9:00am to 3:00pm

Difficulty : Experienced

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