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Speech & Drama (10-12 years) Wednesday

These classes, run by SHINE School of Confidence, teach children to speak more confidently, communicate more effectively, improve their listening skills and use their imaginations.

Speech & Drama 10-12 Wednesday classes TAPAC
Speech & Drama
  • Wednesdays, to
    04:45 pm - 05:30 pm
Lynette Forday, Shine School of Confidence
TAPAC class

Students learn public speaking, acting and drama skills, vocal skills (quality, articulation, grammar), how to read poetry and tell stories.

Classes are small to ensure children receive specialised, one-on-one attention so enrol early to secure space. This class runs over 8 weeks.


Professional certificate and diploma qualifications are offered through Speech NZ and the Trinity College of London. Exams are not compulsory.

For more information about Shine, visit

Teaching artist

Lynette Forday TAPAC

Lynette Forday

Lynette is an actor, presenter, writer, journalist and motivational speaker. A familiar face on NZ screens for well over two decades, Lynette’s work on Shortland Street made her a household name but her work extends far beyond the show. Before she began acting, Lynette was an accomplished Ballet Dancer. At 17 she was the youngest dancer to be employed by the Royal NZ Ballet Company. Ballet took her to America and Britain where she developed a love for acting. She returned to Australia and one of 18 selected from 3000 applicants to be accepted into the world renowned Acting University NIDA, where actors such as Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman trained. Other highlights of Lynette’s career include presenting the international travel show ‘Destination Planet Earth’. A published writer and voice over talent, Lynette is also passionate about motivational speaking. She enjoys mentoring the performers of tomorrow.

Teaching artist

shine TAPAC

Shine School of Confidence

Shine Speech & Drama classes inspire confidence and imagination in kids, helping them to communicate effectively and build self-belief, while having fun of course! 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. SHINE School of Confidence Shine was founded by Nina Burchett, who has acted in film, theatre and television in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA.