Eisteddfod News 2017

We had a very successful eisteddfod this time (and sea gulls aside) my stars really did perform well. There were 2 newbies and one new group, who have never entered before and as we all know the unknown is always daunting, but never fear these six brave girls all took to the stage and really did extremely well!

Eisteddfod results:

poem- diploma
monologue- honours plus
poem- honours
prose- honours
poem – honours
Hannah D, Sisipho, Carla and Cameron:
Group poem – honours
Boston Primary School group gr 5 – honours plus

poem- diploma
prose – diploma
monologue – diploma
Daniel was invited to perform his monologue at the finals evening and was awarded:
What a wonderful achievement and I am so proud of him.

2016….That’s a wrap

Hi Drama Parents

And just like that the year is almost over!
I would like to say thank you to all of you for helping make Speech and Drama a success this past year

LAMDA Results
I am very proud of the results for the exams, I do think this year’s examiner was much more strict with his mark allocation than last years examiner, however well done to everyone who participated! Hard work pays off and I look forward to continuing the high level of work into 2017!

Lusia – communication exam – 88%
Matthew Mead – performance exam – 59%
Daniel Wolson – performance exam – 75%
Matthew Mead – communication exam – 68%
Daniel Wolson – communication exam – 91 %
Hannah Buckle – poetry exam – 75%
Carla, Sisipho and Camryn – poetry exam – 94%

(claps and loud applause)
I look forward to welcoming new children to my classes next year and I am hoping for many more opportunities to provide communication skills in the work place as well.
Bring on 2017!!

Please all have a safe and wonderful holidays and I look forward to seeing you all next year.


2015 Wrap up

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Above are all my pupils who participated in the annual LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) examinations in Cape Town.
We spend terms 2 AND 3 preparing for these exams and it is hard work.
This year I was really nervous as I have not had so many first time entrants in one year and once that exam door closes behind the entrant it’s out of my hands and all up to them. Preparation is key to assisting in nerve reduction and making sure that words are known so well that the pieces can almost be said backwards! So if we are well prepared then all that’s left to do is just show up on the day of the exam and hope the examiner is happy with the work presented.

Our marks this year show just how HARD we worked and I was blown away by how well everyone did.
Boston Primary School grade 4 – 93%
Matthew and Liso – acting – 88% and 86%. For their poetry section they both received 98%!!!!!!!!!
Lusia obtained – 80%- poem and prose and 86% for devised drama.
Everyone receiving a pass with distinction.

Proud doesn’t even come close to describing how I am feeling!!!
That was a perfect way to end the children’s Speech and Drama year!

I have been fortunate to provide training for a group of sales administrators for WOMAG (World of Marble and Granite) providing elocution classes for 10 weeks.
This has been such fun and I am sure the ladies have found the sessions beneficial in both their professional and personal lives!

I look forward to welcoming new children to my classes next year and I am hoping for many more opportunities to provide communication skills in the work place as well.
Bring on 2016!!

Cape Town Eisteddfod

I would like to congratulate my private students who worked tirelessly and performed so well in the Cape Town Eisteddfod. Well done it is never easy standing up in front of an audience, no matter how old you are.
Lusia had a massive 2 weeks of stress as she participates in both the dance and Speech and Drama Eisteddfods. Due to this she had to present ALL 3 of her pieces on one day! This is and was rather stressful. She did exceptionally well and I believe had she had a more spaced out program she would have achieved Diploma in all 3!
Liso and Matthew, featured above, did so well, Diploma was awarded!

Eisteddfod Marking:
Pass: 60 – 69%
Merit: 70 – 74%
Merit plus: 75 – 79%
Honours; 80 – 84%
Honours plus: 85 – 89%
Diploma: 90 – 100%

So nobody achieved lower than 84% !!!!
Next term and parts of the 4th term we prepare for LAMDA examinations. This year I am also hoping to enter adults into the Public Speaking category…… any takers??


Yippee yay and we are live

2015 is off to a great start!

Please contact me for dates and times for Speech and Drama Classes for this term.

Happy 2015 and lets Rock this!!!