The study of Speech and Drama
allows both individuals and groups to explore, shape and symbolically represent ideas and feelings and their consequence. It allows for shaping and expression of meaning through human interaction, role and character, focus and dramatic tension, movement and dramatic action, sound and voice, language and text, space and time, mood, symbol and contrast. A wide range of activities are covered including improvisation, role-play, text interpretation, theatrical performances and stage craft. At Somerset College examinations are available following the Trinity College of London syllabus. Corrective Speech is available with consultation.FEES
Co-curricular lessons are organised on a term basis, with the provision of a minimum of 32 lessons per year, averaging eight lessons per term. Once enrolled, a full term's fees become payable and will be charged to the supplementary account. Withdrawal of a student from lessons during the term will not attract a refund or part refund of that term's fees. Every effort will be made to provide make-up lessons if the student is absent due to illness, however this cannot be guaranteed.PLEASE NOTE: FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
The fee structure is as follows:
Individual lessons $274.00 per term
Paired lessons (2) $194.00 per term
Small group lessons (3 to 4) $134.00 per term*
Large group lessons (5-6 students) $115.00 per term*
Groupings may be changed due to friendship groups. The fees will be adjusted accordingly.Please note:
10% GST will be added to the fees of students not currently attending Somerset College.
*Please note:- Large group lessons are only available for Years 1 to 3 students and Small group lessons are only available for Years 4 to 10 students.GROUP TUITION
When group tuition is requested, it is not always possible to match students of exactly the same ability level. The best match possible will be made or if not feasible the option of shorter lessons will be advised. Learning individually is the optimum, but circumstances do not always allow this. If it is felt that a student needs to be moved out of a group lesson in order to improve their progress, then the parents will be contacted.TIMETABLE
Timetabling for Speech and Drama tuition is as follows:Years 11 and 12
• Out-of-school hours
• Non-rotational.Years 4 to 10
• In school hours
(lesson times rotate throughout the day to ensure they are not timetabled to the same time slot each week)
• Students who take multiple co-curricular lessons may be accommodated in an out-of-school hour time slot where possible
• Students may request an out-of-school time slot and it will be accommodated to the best of our ability, but will be dependent on the number of Years 11 and 12 students learning. It also depends on the number of students who take multiple lessons and availability of staff.
• The Somerset Diary plays an integral role in the functioning of rotating timetables. Timetables are printed in the diary to be used specifically for this purpose.Prep to Year 3
• In school hours
• In consultation with the classroom teacher.