about shine speech & drama lessons

Shine Speech & Drama classes inspire confidence and imagination in kids, helping them to communicate effectively and build self-belief that helps them succeed in life. While having fun of course!

These exciting classes are tailor-made for building confidence, individual growth and learning. Kids learn to speak more confidently, communicate more effectively, improve their listening skills and use their imaginations. These skills and the confidence they give build their self-belief.

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SPEECH & DRAMA (3 - 18 yrs)

Your child will receive specialised tuition in a small group. Group lessons are are typically 45 minutes of intensive, focused activities and are weekly for eight lessons of the school term.

Course includes

Public Speaking (impromptu, prepared, informative, persuasive, special occasion)

Acting Skills (reading out loud, script, devising, improvisation, performing text)

Effective Communication & Manners (telephone, interpersonal, table)

Body Language (eye contact, posture)

Vocal Skills (voice, speech, articulation, grammar)

Poetry Reading & Storytelling

He got up and spoke in front of the school. He would never have done that before
— James' Mum
Magical, inspiring and extraordinary
— Liz Baldwin-Featherstone, Director LBF Kids (acting agent)


Lessons are available lunchtimes and after school at Cornwall Park District School, Ficino, Kadimah, King's Prep School, Kohimarama, Meadowbank, Parnell District School, St Cuthbert's, St Ignatius, St Thomas, Victoria Avenue School, Waterlea, M&R Learning Centre, TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre).


Group Lessons

$230 per term (8 lessons)

Pair Lessons

$320 per term (8 lessons)

Private Lessons

$410 per term (8 lessons)


We offer our students professional qualifications through Trinity College of London and New Zealand Speech Board. Shine tutored students typically do extremely well in both sets of examinations. Examinations are not compulsory.

My daughter had limited English when she started at Shine. After a couple of term’s study, her English has improved a lot and more importantly she has become more confident in speech. We believe she will benefit much from the skills learned at Shine.




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To enrol your child in Speech & Drama lessons please click the button below:

Email for information - shine@shine.school.nz

Shine Director Nina - 021 160 9197

I just wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thanks for all your help preparing Ben for his Year 7 speech. He had a shocker last year and it really rocked his confidence so I think we were all a little anxious going in to this year’s speeches. Through a lot of hard work and all your advice and support he has come through this year’s really, really well - and still smiling! He came third in his class final. He feels like a winner and has renewed confidence - which is what it’s all about.
— Ben's Mum