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Public Speaking Wombats

Public Speaking Wombats

  • Mixed Experience
  • 6 - 10 Weeks
  • Years 3 - 4

A mixed-experience program that is ideal for students in Years 3 – 4 who would like to build their confidence.

Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Course Objectives
  • Make sure students get plenty of opportunities to practice and receive constructive feedback in a friendly, supportive environment.

  • Enrich each session with new theoretical insights about public speaking using a structured approach to learning.

  • Help students uncover the thrill that comes with public speaking!

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Bookings Close 23 May!

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Location Online Program
Day

Wednesday

Time

5:40PM - 6:40PM

Dates

1st May - 3rd July

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$275

Bookings Close 24 May!

Location Online Program
Day

Thursday

Time

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Dates

2nd May - 4th July

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$500

Bookings Close 12 June!

Location Hurstville Public School Campus
Day

Tuesday

Time

4:45PM - 6:15PM

Dates

21st May - 25th June

Length

6 Weeks

Price

$270

Bookings Close 14 May!

Location Werribee Campus
Day

Monday

Time

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Dates

22nd April - 24th June

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$405

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Location Box Hill Campus
Day

Monday

Time

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Dates

22nd April - 24th June

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$495

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Location Mitcham Campus
Day

Friday

Time

4:30PM - 6:00pm

Dates

26th April - 28th June

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$600

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Location Bankstown Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Dates

4th May - 29th June

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$288

Bookings Close 26 May!

Location Fairfield Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

10:00AM - 11:00PM

Dates

4th May - 29th June

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$0

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Location Bella Vista Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

12:15PM - 1:15PM

Dates

4th May - 29th June

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$288

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Location Strathfield Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Dates

4th May - 6th July

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$320

Bookings Close 26 May!

Location Bella Vista Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

1:15PM - 2:15PM

Dates

4th May - 29th June

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$256

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Location Oakleigh Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

1:30PM - 3:00pm

Dates

20th April - 22nd June

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$450 $405

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Course Overview

Bookings for Term 2 are now open!

Merged with our former Speaking Skills Joeys program.

Please note there will be no classes on Monday, 10 June 2024, for the King’s Birthday Public Holiday. This has already been accounted for in the prices. 

 

Key Features

  • Runs over 1-hour and 1.5-hour weekly sessions, depending on venue
  • Designed for mixed-experience Year 3 & 4 students
  • Covers a different focus each term that maps onto the relevant NAPLAN focuses
  • Emphasises practice every session, rather than spending too much time on theory
  • Similar structure each week – students begin with an activity, run through a new piece of theory and consolidate with a practical speaking task
  • Prioritises a supportive and nurturing learning environment for all students
  • Utilises small class sizes to ensure everyone can practice each session and receive plenty of individualised feedback

 

Term Focuses

Every term, we ensure that our Public Speaking Wombats program helps students understand the fundamental concepts involved with public speaking.

Emphasis is placed on the following each term in 2024:

  • Term #1: Structuring Speeches
  • Term #2: Crafting Stories
  • Term #3: Confident Communicators
  • Term #4: Informative Presentations

While it’s recommended that students try each of these focuses, and the emphases change each year, there is no particular need to start with any of them, meaning students are welcome to join at any time!

 

More Information

Whilst most people often think that arguments are the best way to get their audience onside, that is often not the case – our Term #2 focus helps students take a different path down the road of Crafting Stories to engage their audiences.

In this program, we take a holistic approach to creating engaging narratives and focus on how the three pillars of storytelling – characters, settings and plots – interact with one another. This ensures that your stories are both exciting and impactful.

With our guidance, students in this program will learn how to spin a good yarn that will captivate their audience and leave them wanting more!

After completing the Crafting Stories program, students should:

  • have been exposed to the fundamental principles which form the foundations of good storytelling;
  • understand the three pillars of a good story – characters, settings and plots – and be able to integrate the three together to make an engaging narrative; and
  • have been given multiple opportunities to present to their class in each and every session.

Our Public Speaking Wombats program is a mixed-level class for students in Years 3 & 4 designed for students starting out in the world of public speaking as well as those with some speaking experience.

Public Speaking Wombats caters for:

  • Students who have little or no public speaking experience (students are more than welcome to join the program any term of the year);
  • Students who have already completed one or more terms of our Presentation Skills Leopards or Presentation Skills Lions programs when they were in Years 1 or 2;
  • Students who have already completed one or more terms of Wombats (the focus changes every term, so there’s no repetition of content for students);
  • Students who have given our holiday workshops (such as Speaking Camp Koalas or Speaking Camp Kangaroos) a go, and are looking to continue their public speaking journey!

We usually recommend that students continue with Public Speaking Wombats throughout Years 3 & 4 – there is a different focus every term, so there’s always something new for students to learn!

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child!

Revision of Fundamental Concepts

The program commences by providing a concise yet crucial review of fundamental public speaking principles, covering audience engagement and speech structure.

This initial step prepares students for the subsequent parts of the program, guaranteeing a consistent starting point for all, particularly those with limited prior exposure to public speaking.

 

Creative Narrative Essentials

After going through the essentials, the subsequent few sessions are focused on learning how to conceive and write interesting and meaningful stories.

This is achieved by integrating the essential storytelling pillars, which include characters, settings and plots, into their narratives.


Practice speeches and interactive activities

The remainder of the program allows students to work through a variety of interactive activities and practice speeches that are designed to enhance their persuasive and presentation skills while also encouraging them to apply the concepts that they have learned.

Students are given ample opportunities to demonstrate their skills in class and receive constructive feedback to keep improving!

 

Coach Updates

The term ends with a coach update – an opportunity for parents to meet with coaches and learn about their child’s progress as well as having any and all of their questions answered.

As a mixed-experience program, our Public Speaking Wombats program is designed to be completed multiple times – with a different focus every term, there’s always something new for students to take away from the program!

Alternatively, if your child would like to try debating, our Debating Wallabies program teaches students all the essential skills they need to become great debaters!

However, if you’re looking for something during a school break, you may want to try one of our holiday workshops, such as Speaking Camp Kangaroos, which builds on the skills learned during the term.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch using our contact form to learn more!

Course Reviews

Highly recommendable. My daughter is learning thick and fast, and enjoys the sessions very much. The staff is highly qualified, also another remarkable point is great communication with parents and students.

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Vishal, Parent Public Speaking Wombats

Very impressed with the online teaching!

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Renuka, Parent Public Speaking Wombats
  • Of the dozens of Wombats students surveyed in 2023...

  • 99%

    had fun!

  • 96%

    felt more confident!

  • 97%

    improved their speaking manner!

  • 93%

    wanted to come back next time!

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