Events for Kids in the Upper North Shore

With the school holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time to explore your options! If you're looking for something engaging, educational and close to home, come join Speaking Schools Australasia Debating or Public Speaking Workshops for children in Year 1-9. Check out the info below ???? Online Programs: When: 11-14 January or 18-21 January 2021. Time: 9:30 am - 1 pm with a half-hour break. Cost: From $180 Physical Classes: Where: Sydney Boys High School, 556 Cleveland St, Moore Park. When: 12- 15 January 2021 Time: Staggered Start and Finish Times Cost: From $220 Where: Southern Cross College, Burwood (17 Comer St, Burwood) When: 18- 22 January 2021 Time: Staggered Start and Finish Times Cost: From $220 Where: 54 Chandos St, St Leonards. When: 18- 22 January 2021 Time: Staggered Start and Finish Times Cost: From $220

  • Location: HornsbyNSW 2077
  • Dates: from 11 Jan 2021 to 22 Jan 2021

Dear parents, Keep your children engaged in our upcoming holiday workshops! We plan to hold our workshops over 2 weeks in January 2021. Both workshops will run for two days each, starting at 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The schedule is as follows: 11-12th January: From 9:30-3:30, “Young Orators & Authors Holiday Workshop” (focuses on public speaking, debating and creative writing). 13-14th January: From 9:30-3:30, “Young Orators & Budding Actors Holiday Workshop (focuses on public speaking, debating and drama). 18-19th January: From 9:30-3:30, “Young Orators & Authors Holiday Workshop” (focuses on public speaking, debating and creative writing). 20-21st January: From 9:30-3:30, “Young Orators & Budding Actors Holiday Workshop (focuses on public speaking, debating and drama). The workshops are being offered at The Waitara Seventh-day Adventist Church, on 1, Park Road cnr of Alexandria Parade, Waitara. Annangrove Progress Hall -The Currie Avenue and Annangrove Road, Annangrove 2156 The fees are $130 for a two-day workshop. If you are registering siblings or friends, you enjoy a 10% discount on both students! Places will be offered on a “first come, first basis” on payment of the fee. Feel free to use your 2020 Creative Kids Voucher!

Great opportunity to use your Active and Creative Kids Voucher with us! - Face-to-face classes during school terms: Ninja, Dance, Drama, STEM, Baby gym classes and more! - After School Program (3-6pm, complimentary pick ups available for selected schools, afternoon tea provided) - School Holiday Program (Half days, full days and full weeks available! Morning tea and afternoon provided)

  • Location: Macquarie ParkNSW 2113
  • Dates: from 15 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020

Kids World Playland is proudly supporting Foodbank NSW/ACT this Christmas with their annual Christmas appeal. Kids World Playland will be offering a FREE PLAY day and all children need to do is bring along a 400g can of food to trade for a FREE entry. Help those who need it most this Christmas and head down to Kids World Playland for unlimited play and fun by donating a can of food for Foodbank NSW/ACT. Please respect that we do have a no outside food or drink policy with the exception of bottled water and NUT-FREE baby puree. Grip-free socks must also be worn by both adults and children in all of our play areas. Please contact your nearest Kids World store should you require more information. We hope to see you there!

This introductory level course aims to give primary school students a head start on their public speaking and speech writing skills in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Choose between Face-to-Face or ONLINE Programs. See our website for more details.

This workshop for more experienced speakers enables students to apply their speaking skills in a variety of novel situations, allowing them to develop their confidence, critical thinking and resilience even further. This program is recommended for experienced students only. Choose between Face-to -Face or ONLINE. See our website for more details.

A practical and hands-on workshop that looks to provide students with a basic but important introduction to presentation skills, and focuses on forming good speaking habits rather than teaching abstract theory. Choose from ONLINE or Face-to-Face Workshops. See our website for more details.

  • Location: HornsbyNSW 2077
  • Dates: from 01 Oct 2020 to 16 Dec 2020

As partners in your childs development we understand you are so busy with your job and travelling from pick up and drops children doing so many extra activities. You can continue to build their potential right at home with our Online interactive classes. All you need is a internet connection and audio/ visual device.

  • Location: HornsbyNSW 2077
  • Dates: from 01 Oct 2020 to 16 Dec 2020

Along With our successful online classes, we offer in person, face to face coaching at various schools in Sydney. For more details visit our website.

  • Location: HornsbyNSW 2077
  • Dates: from 05 Dec 2020 to 05 Dec 2020

Dear Parent, Numerous children feel shy and anxious while interacting with peers, teachers and others. Communication skills are vital for interacting and participating in all the aspects of life. Research shows that the earlier the parents identify the gaps in the communication of their child, higher are the chances of development and success at later stages of life. We invite you to bring your child to our Open Day being held on Saturday 5th December, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Roselea Public School, 549 N Rocks Rd, Carlingford NSW 2118. Witness our students taking the Australian Speech assessments to assess and grade their communication skills. Also, get to know more our Communication skill development programs. We look forward to meeting you and partnering for your child's development.

Love drama? Or super creative and keen to try? These one day workshops delve into the basics of drama, through different themed days. Get an introduction to basic stagecraft, voice, movement and characterisation. Be guided by drama experts in this gloriously fun day, with other creative, imaginative young people. This workshop is a great way to experience drama for the first time! Come with friends, or make new ones on the day. Do one day, or do more and get a discount! Themes: Monday: "On the High Seas" Wednesday: "Superhero Challenge" Thursday: "Outer Space" Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm Early drop off: from 8:30am Late pick up: until 4pm Location: Gordon Library Cost: $155 (NSW students: use your Creative Kids Vouchers and the price is just $55). 10% discounts for siblings and for doing multiple days in the second week of the holidays. Discount code for multiple days will be in the confirmation email. There will be a maximum of 14 students per teacher/room. Class places are limited and will sell out. The day includes • Introduction to the foundations of Drama, including stagecraft, vocal and movement techniques • Investigating a theme to develop characters and stories • Performing for the group through the day • Lots of fun! Fun is the foundation of drama Additional care with one of the teachers is provide before the workshop from 8:30am, and afterwards until 4pm at no additional cost.

“Shakespeare is boring.” Have you tried the fight scenes? Led by fight director and Shakespeare expert Tim Dashwood, discover what made going to the Globe Theatre so exciting. Delve into the glorious, rich language, and learn how to physicalise it through a good old fashioned brawl. Learn how perform these scenes safely with some tips and tricks of the trade. At the end of the week, there’s a short showing too! Get your boots on, Mercutio.

How do you tell a story through images? Be guided on this visual storytelling adventure and learn to YouTube these holidays. Led by film maker extraordinaire Mick Gosden. From concept to devising, directing to editing, get hands on experience in a super fun week with other like-minded young people. Create characters and stories, filmed entirely on smart phones. Learn to create, edit and upload YOUR work and YOUR story. The workshop will involve some filming and work out of class time. Young people don’t need to have much (or any ) experience in YouTube or filmmaking to do this course - just a passion for it! Culminating in a screening on Friday afternoon - bring a friend or family members and celebrate visual storytelling at it’s finest. Schedule Monday 1 – 4pm (concept and devising) Tuesday 1 – 4pm (concept and devising) Wednesday 1 – 4pm (devising and filming) Thursday 1 – 4pm (filming, filming! Editing) Friday 1 - 4pm (extra filming and editing), 3:30pm screening! Two friends and family per student welcome (for space restrictions) The workshop is capped at 14 students.

Curious about drama? Want to see if it’s right for you, but super busy in the term time? Drama workshops are a great introduction to drama – and many students come back each holidays for them! What looks like fun games are really important drama exercises that teach the fundamentals of performance, as well as build confidence, creative thinking and skills for working with others. 9am - 12pm daily Throughout the week students focus on: • Vocal techniques – the basics of voice projection and well as diction and clarity • Movement skills – introduction to stage physicality and movement • Improvisation and creating prepared pieces • Characterisation and character development And…there’s a short performance on the last day for family and friends! This helps students put into practice everything they’ve learnt throughout the week. Students do have to book in for the whole week as they’re working towards a performance on the last day. These workshops are lots of fun and give creative inspiration for children over the holidays. So, why not give drama a go during the holidays?

Haven’t used your $100 Creative Kids Voucher? Need another 4 hrs to finish Christmas shopping? (Or relax, or wrap presents.) Many kids who are interested in drama are often so busy during the term time – it’s just too hard to fit in another class! These 4 hr workshops are an ideal way to have a taster, especially for those who have never tried drama before. Our Creative Kids Classes will run at multiple locations at varying times Class places are limited and will sell out. The day includes: • Creative warm up, including speech and movement exercises • Working in groups and in pairs to tell stories • The foundations of storytelling • Create a character - tell a story with them! • Introduction to improvisation • Lots of fun! Fun is the foundation of drama Drama can be a great way to develop confidence and creativity with other, like-minded children.

Great opportunity to use your Creative and Active Kids Voucher with us! You can enjoy any of our current and diverse classes portfolios: - After School Program (Lindfield, Artarmon and Chatswood locations). - School Holiday Program - Face-to-face classes for children during the week after school: Visual Arts, Cooking with our Le Cordon Bleu certified Chef, Coding and STEM with Young Engineers, Chess with the Sydney Academy of Chess, Karate, Taekwondo for babies and toddlers, Coding for babies and toddlers, Mandarin and Spanish amongst others! - Online classes.

  • Location: Sydney CBDNSW 2000
  • Dates: from 02 Jun 2020 to 28 Feb 2021

K.T Chinese is offering free online Chinese lessons for both kids and adults. Learn with our professional chinese teachers with a lot of fun. Our qualified teachers will ensure your children will have fun and learn Mandarin including speaking, reading, and writing. Our students love our classes. Besides, our teachers are all holding Mandarin proficiency certificate, your kids will learn correct Mandarin without any incorrect dialect. All of teachers in K.T Chinese learning center are highly qualified and experienced in Mandarin teaching, some of them are Mandarin teachers in Chinese public schools, and some of them are holding a master's degree in linguistics in the Chinese language. Please reach out to us if you would like to have a ZOOM link for trial lessons.

Need to work on something specific? Want to amp up your singing, performance or writing? Led by MSTYP expert teaching artists drama and singing specialists. Online tutoring is a great way to develop skills and occupy young people in an engaging, creative and educational way.These tutoring sessions are suited to students trying singing for the first time as well as more advanced students wanting to brush up their skills. INCLUSIONS - Available for beginners and experienced students - A great way to introduce children to the joy of singing and music - Taught by Industry Experts - NSW students: Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted, and take off $100 from the course fees OUR TEACHING ARTISTS are qualified industry professionals and experienced teachers. OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND LESSONS: We want to give students as many opportunities as possible - to perform in shows, have careers in the arts, be a part of the MSTYP community, develop a life-long love for theatre, and make friends for life. OUR GRADUATES can be found throughout theatre companies and creative industries in Australia and internationally. They include Jordan Hare (actress in TV and film, including The Secret Daughter), Ava Madon (High 5 and The Pack down on ABC ME), Ayesha Madon (Fangirls - ATYP and Belvoir), Claire Nasher (poet), Linden Wilkinson (performer and playwright), Jim Southwell (performer and writer), Keith Agius (Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove), Terry Ryan (actor, puppeteer, writer), Kylie Harris (creator of Midnight Feast), and many more! ABOUT We are a Sydney-based children’s theatre organisation, and have been a leader in drama and theatre education for over 50 years. A Not-For-Profit and charity, our mission is to enrich the lives of young people by connecting them to the transformative power of live performance. All proceeds from classes go towards empowering young people and providing training opportunities for them in theatre. BOOK NOW on our website

An introductory workshop for students with no experience in 'policy' debating who want to see what it is all about. It is a great way to ease students in and provides a solid foundation to build upon. Choose between Face-to-Face or ONLINE workshops. See our website for more details.

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, MINI MAESTROS CLASSES ARE BEING OFFERED AS ONLINE CLASSES FROM THE BEGINNING OF TERM 2, 2020. To find your closest venue and book and pay online visit our website to find a class. Or try your first online class free!!.