5:40PM - 6:40PM
7th February - 10th April
A one-hour weekly program designed to change every term and challenge both beginner and experienced students across a range of speaking styles.Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Give students lots of chances to practice and receive individualised feedback in a supportive environment.
Help students leverage their own life experiences to inspire more engaging presentations.
Help students develop a much greater understanding of how enjoyable public speaking can be!
Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open!
The content changes every term, so there’s always plenty to keep students keen on developing their skills!
Our focuses for each term are:
Writing speeches can be hard – from conceptualising the idea to structuring it, every part of the speech needs to be thought-provoking and hence structuring the speech becomes crucial!
That’s where the Speech Structure Essentials stream of the Joeys program comes in – each class is designed to combine a speaking activity, a new piece of theory relating to speech structure 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 Joeys program is developing students’ speaking skills by spending nearly the entire session preparing and presenting speeches, with a particular focus on speech structure in Term #1.
Our Speaking Skills Joeys course is a mixed-level program for students in Years 3 & 4, and caters for:
Each term of the Joeys program has its own focus – whether that be speech structure essentials or storytelling essentials – meaning that students don’t repeat content even if they remain in the Joeys program across 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, conclusions, and specifically body paragraphs! Students are guided through activities to help them understand how to create organised and compelling body paragraphs and how to utilise the structures in their own work.
Practice Speeches and Interactive Activities
The remainder of the program takes them through a range of practice speeches and specifically designed activities that will help enhance their presentation skills. These skills are varied and include body language, verbal manner, and much more, and are reinforced through regular practice speeches and constructive feedback!
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.
Kids love it, nice teachers
Speaking Schools was excellent and my persuasive devices rose up immediately. It has lots of fun games to encounter and always has debates to enjoy. Speaking Schools gave me lots of information and I learnt to communicate more. Before, I used to have a very small amount of social skills but now finding a friend is a piece of cake. The information was at a high standard for every subject and spending time and money on Speaking Schools is at a very good value. I felt very excited for every class and I recommend you to try out Speaking Schools!
After our Term #4 programs...
of Year 3 - 4 students surveyed enjoyed attending the programs
of Year 3 - 4 students surveyed felt more confident
of Year 3 - 4 students surveyed saw their speaking manner significantly improve
of Year 3 - 4 students surveyed really wanted to come back again next time