Brisbane Powerhouse


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 (4 per class) ensure each student is given the time and attention they need.

In 2017, classes will be offered at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Monday and Friday afternoons.

Monday and Friday afternoons

3.45 – 4.30pm Years 1 – 5
4.30 – 5.15pm Years 6 – 10


In Term 1 classes will 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 acting, singing and dancing onstage.

After some amazing original shows in the past few years, in 2017 we will be returning to some traditional favourites: Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Chicago and Oliver!

Please note that all Brisbane Powerhouse classes will be taking part in the musical. If your child does not wish to be involved in the performance, please enrol in one of the Clayfield College classes.

For Term 1, classes will combine for performance rehearsals.

3.45 – 5.15pm Years 1 – 10

In Term 2, these will return to two separate 45 min classes.

Students must also attend three compulsory extra rehearsals for the performance:
1. Tuesday 18th April – Dress Rehearsal (costume, hair, make-up)

  • 4:00-6:00p.m – Oliver, Lion King, Aladdin.
  • 6:00-8:00p.m – Chicago, Mary Poppins, Grease.

2. Friday 21st April – Dress Rehearsal (costume, hair, make-up)

  • 4:00-6:00p.m – All groups

3. Saturday 22nd April – Full Tech Run with Brisbane Powerhouse

  • 11:30am-2:30pm
  • All students must arrive to the theatre in full costume with hair and make-up done.

There will be two performances of the musical on Saturday 22nd April, at 3:00pm and 4:30pm in the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse.

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

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

In Term 1 there will be an additional performance fee of $165.00 (price includes GST)

In Term 2 there will be an additional performance fee of $55.00 (price includes GST)

PRIVATE CLASSES – Students in Years 1 – 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.

Monday and Friday afternoons

5.15 – 6.00pm Private Class


Private classes are also offered at Clayfield College, Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

Cost per term: $500 (price includes GST) for 8 private 45-minute lessons