Brisbane Grammar School


Speech and Communication classes prepare students for a communication-savvy world, teaching them to be creative and confident speakers.

Classes aim to empower students with effective communication skills and build their self-esteem through public speaking, eisteddfods, AMEB and Trinity College of London examinations, and other fun, imaginative activities. Small group sessions ensure each student is given the time and attention they need.

In 2017, classes will be held at Brisbane Grammar School on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They are available before school, at morning tea or lunch time.
Students in Years 5 to 8 also have the option of classes during school hours on a rotation system that ensures that students will not miss the same school lesson from week to week. This system has been very effective, and is a great choice for boys with co-curricular activities in the mornings.

Before schoolMorning TeaLunchRotation classes during school


Cost per term: $250.00 (price includes GST) based on an 8 week term.


PRIVATE CLASSES – Students in Years 5 – 12

This year, private classes will be available to students of all ages. These classes are especially useful for those who wish to focus on improving in a certain area, or those wanting more intensive exam preparation.

A private class is available at BGS on Friday mornings, 7.00 – 7.30am.
Private classes are also offered at the Brisbane Powerhouse and Clayfield College.

Cost per term: $400 (price includes GST) for 8 private 30-minute lessons


Boys enrolled in Speech and Communication classes also have the option of taking part in the Performance Ensemble in Term 1. Performance classes involve rehearsing for a musical theatre production at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, to be performed on Saturday 22nd April (first week of Term 2). This is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the thrill of performing onstage.
After some amazing original shows in the past few years, in 2017 we will be returning to some traditional favourites: Oliver, Aladdin, Chicago and Mary Poppins!

There is no weekly lesson, just five compulsory rehearsal classes at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Students must be able to attend all five rehearsals:

1. Sunday 26th February
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Turbine studio
(Opposite Visy Theatre – same level as Watt Restaurant)
Time -12.30-4.30p.m

2. Monday 27th March
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Stores Studio
Building level with carpark
Time – 4.00-6.00p.m

3. Tuesday 18th April – Dress Rehearsal
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Visy Theatre
Times – Group 1 – 9.00-12.00p.m
Group 2 – 12.30-3.30p.m
(Groups will be confirmed after the rehearsal on Sunday 26th February)

4. Friday 21st April – Dress Rehearsal
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Visy Theatre
Time – 6-8p.m

5. Sunday 23rd April
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Visy Theatre
Time – 9.30-12.30p.m

There will be two performances of the musical on Sunday 23rd April, at 1:00pm and 2:30pm in the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse.

Tickets will be available from the Brisbane Powerhouse from Monday 13th March.

Cost (Term 1): $165.00 (price includes GST)

Cost (Term 2): $55.00 (price includes GST)