4:30PM - 6:30PM
14th February - 10th April
Presentation Skills Leopards is a hands-on and interactive program that is ideal for students looking to build confidence in a supportive and welcoming environment.
This program is recommended for all Year 1 students and beginner Year 2 students.
Ensure students have ample opportunities to hone their skills and receive constructive feedback in a nurturing setting.
Introduce fresh theoretical content related to public speaking each session.
Aid students in discovering the fun of public speaking, enhancing their overall appreciation for it!
Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open!
Our Leopards program changes every term, meaning that there is something different to focus on throughout the school year – in particular, students will cover:
Term #1 runs from early February to mid-April each year.
One of the hardest parts of writing a speech is knowing where to start. What should I speak about? Which part ought I write first? How can I express my ideas, so my audience will understand where I’m coming from?
This term, students will be focusing on the methods involved in preparing a speech, with a particular focus on structuring their speeches. Utilising activity-based, experiential learning, students will spend most of their time in this program developing a range of presentations – using activities that feel like games – helping them learn how to piece together their thoughts into a coherent and engaging presentation (whilst also finding some time to develop their speaking manner as well)!
After completing the Method & Speech Structure program, students should:
Our Presentation Skills Leopards course is a mixed-experience program designed for students starting out in the world of public speaking.
It is designed for:
That said, if you’re not sure whether your child will handle the two-hour session length, we also run the more straightforward Speaking Skills Cubs program for Year 1 – 2 students as well.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child, or check out our video below to see how our term program progressions work!
Revision of Fundamental Concepts
The program starts with a succinct (but important) revision of essential concepts, including audience engagement and speech structure. This helps set students up for the rest of the program and ensures that everyone starts on a similar level.
Speech Structure Essentials + Integrating Opinions
After going through the basics, the next couple of sessions look at how to create engaging and structured speeches, particularly by focusing on essential components such as introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions! Students are also taught to think critically about their topics so that they can form and apply their own opinions to create meaningful and interesting speeches. Each of these concepts is coupled with a range of activities to help them apply their skills!
Manner Essentials and Practice Speeches
The remainder of the program guides students through a range of concepts and interactive activities that are designed to challenge them and improve their presentation skills. These abilities span from non-verbal communication like body language to spoken articulation and beyond and are continuously fortified through routine practice speeches complemented with constructive feedback!
The term ends with a parent presentation – an opportunity for students to present to an adult audience. Parent presentations are not only a great way to help students develop their confidence, but also represent an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned. Students generally spend the last couple of sessions preparing and practising their speeches for the presentation.
This program is perfect for beginner-level students who are currently in Year 2.
It follows a similar structure to the Presentation Skills Lions program, so Year 2 students can move up at any term during the year without repeating content!
If you’d like to discuss your child’s specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
This program is not suitable for nearly every Kindy student.
We have specifically designed two programs for our tiny tots:
Given the age group involved, these programs are only in-person – we don’t run any Kindy programs online.
Our Cubs, Leopards, Lions, Tabby Cats and Tigers programs are designed for Year 1 – 2 students. They 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.
This is probably the best remote Zoom learning we have discovered for my 6 years old boy. The platform structured well, the teacher able to engage every students in questions and activities through Zoom. My son enjoyed very much.
It's never too early to learn how to speak effectively and with confidence through effective technology.
Initially I had slightly reservations as it was going to be an online program given the ongoing pandemic with COVID-19. However, I am pleased to have made the decision.
The structure of the program, the attention to detail and support provided to my daughter has been invaluable. In particular, I understand the teacher after the first lesson talked to her managers and arranged to give my six-year-old extra attention where required after the lesson. As a parent, that extra support to accommodate the pace and different needs of children is what helps reassure us and sets businesses in this industry apart. For the two times my daughter has participated in your programs, we have had very good experiences with Speaking Schools Australasia and I highly commend both the teachers!
After our Term #4 programs...
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed enjoyed attending the program
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed felt more confident
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed saw their speaking manner develop
of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed noticed their overall speaking skills improve