St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School


Speech and Communication classes at St Aidan’s 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 St Aidan’s on Thursdays, before school, at morning tea and lunch time, and during school hours on a rotation system that ensures students will not be disadvantaged with their schoolwork. Close communication with teachers from week to week allows us to set the most appropriate lesson times.

This year, for the first time, Thursday afternoon classes will also be available.

Cost per term: $250.00 (price includes GST) based on an 8 week term (4 students per 45-minute class)

PERFORMANCE CLASSES – Students in Years 1 – 10

Girls enrolled in Speech and Communication classes also have the option of taking part in Performance classes during Term 1. These 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 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, Chicago, Aladdin and Oliver!

There is no weekly lesson, just five compulsory rehearsal classes held either at St Aidan’s or 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 – 9am-12p.m

2. Thursday 30th March
Venue – St Aidan’s
Charma Place Meeting Room
Time – 3.30-5.30p.m

3. Thursday 20th April
Venue – St Aidan’s
Charma Place Meeting Room.
Time – 3.30-5.30p.m

4. Friday 21st April – DRESS REHEARSAL (costume, hair & make-up)
Venue – Brisbane Powerhouse
Visy Theatre
Time – 6.00-8.00p.m

5. Sunday 23rd April – Full Tech run with Brisbane Powerhouse staff
All students must be at the theatre by 9.30am. The rehearsal will finish at 12.30p.m

Make-up classes will be available for students who miss their weekly Speech and Communication class due to rehearsals.

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)