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Speaking Skills Cubs

Speaking Skills Cubs

  • Mixed Experience
  • 8 - 10 Weeks
  • Years 1 - 2

A one-hour weekly program designed to help students explore and enjoy the world of public speaking and creative writing.

Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Course Objectives
  • Give students plenty of opportunities to practice and receive feedback in a supportive environment.

  • Provide some new theoretical public speaking content each and every session.

  • Help students gain a much greater appreciation of how fun public speaking can be!

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Location Online Program
Day

Wednesday

Time

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Dates

7th February - 10th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$275 $220

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Location Fairfield Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Dates

10th February - 6th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$256 $199

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Location Bella Vista Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Dates

3rd February - 6th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$288 $202

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Location Bankstown Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Dates

17th February - 6th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$224 $196

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Location Castle Hill Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

11:50AM - 12:50PM

Dates

3rd February - 6th April

Length

7 Weeks

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$288 $202

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Location Castle Hill Campus
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Saturday

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1:50PM - 2:50PM

Dates

3rd February - 6th April

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7 Weeks

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Location Strathfield Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

3:10PM - 4:10PM

Dates

3rd February - 6th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$288 $202

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Location Fairfield Campus
Day

Wednesday

Time

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Dates

7th February - 10th April

Length

7 Weeks

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$320 $256

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Location Bankstown Campus
Day

Wednesday

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5:30PM - 6:30PM

Dates

14th February - 10th April

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7 Weeks

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Course Overview

Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open!

 

Key Features

  • Runs over shorter, one-hour sessions each week
  • Focus on developing speaking skills by spending the most time preparing and presenting speeches
  • Similar structure each week – students begin with an activity, run through a new piece of theory and consolidate with a practical speaking task
  • Strong emphasis on a supportive and nurturing learning environment
  • Small classes to ensure maximum practice time and feedback from experienced coaches

 

Term Focuses

The content changes from week to week and term to term, so there’s always plenty to keep students interested and developing their skills!

Our focuses for each term are:

  • Term #1 – Speech Structure Essentials
  • Term #2 – Storytelling Essentials
  • Term #3 – Manner Essentials
  • Term #4 – Reporting Essentials

 

More Information

Term #1 runs from early February to mid-April each year.

For young minds who have just begun exploring the world of reading and writing, structuring a speech can seem very hard, “Where do I start!” often being the biggest question on their minds. Coming up with ideas versus structuring them in a logical order are two very separate concepts that need to be learned early on.

Each session of the Cubs program is designed to combine a speaking activity, a new piece of theory and a practical task to solidify that week’s concept. Public speaking can only be improved by taking on opportunities to present – with this in mind, the focus for the Cubs program is to develop students’ speaking skills by spending nearly the entire session preparing and presenting speeches, placing a particular emphasis on speech structure in Term #1.

That said, if students would like a little more challenge, the two-hour weekly Presentation Skills Leopards (Year 1) and Presentation Skills Lions (Year 2) programs will go through similar content at a more advanced level!

Our Speaking Skills Cubs course is a mixed-level program for students in Years 1 & 2, and is designed for:

  • Students who have no public speaking experience (who can join from any term – there’s no requirement to join at the beginning of the year);
  • Students who have already completed up to 3 terms of Cubs (the focus changes every term, so there’s no repetition of content across the entire year);
  • Students who have been completing our Presentation Skills Leopards and Presentation Skills Lions programs, which follow the same focuses across the year; and
  • Students who have given our holiday workshops (such as Presentation Skills Tabby Cats or Presentation Skills Tigers) a go, and are looking to continue their speaking skills journey!

Each term of the Cubs program has its own focus – whether that be manner essentials or reporting essentials – meaning that students don’t repeat content even if they remain in the Cubs program for the entire year.

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

After going through the basics, the next couple of sessions look at how to create engaging and structured speeches by focusing on essential components such as introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions! Students are guided through an array of activities to help them comprehend the importance of speech structure and practice utilising it in their own work.

Manner Essentials and Practice Speeches  

The remainder of the program takes them through a range of concepts and activities that will help enhance their presentation skills. These skills vary from body language to verbal manner and more and are reinforced through regular practice speeches and feedback!

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.

We have specifically designed two programs for our tiny tots:

Given the age group involved, these programs are only run in person – we don’t run any Kindy programs online.

Our Cubs, Leopards and Tabby Cats programs are designed for Year 1 students and require them 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.

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

Course Reviews

My 7 year old daughter absolutely loves speaking skills online. She gets excited for her weekly classes!! She is much more confident in delivering her speech at school and has been chosen for an award. Thank you so much SSA !!

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Charmaine, Parent Speaking Skills Cubs

Speaking School gives more opportunities for my daughter to practise speeches and have fun while learning!

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Amanda, Parent Speaking Skills Cubs
  • After our Term #4 programs...

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed enjoyed attending the program

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed felt more confident

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed saw their speaking manner develop

  • 92%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed noticed their overall speaking skills improve

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