Speak Up Leadership Program

Young Leaders

Speak Up Studio offers a leadership program for students who are truly passionate about the performing arts, who have an interest in teaching and leadership, who want to grow and develop their skills, and spend more time at the studio to learn from the teaching team.

Our Speak Up Young Leaders (grade 6 & 7), Leaders (grade 8 & 9) and Trainee Teachers (grade 10 and above) meet four times throughout the year to learn about leadership, teaching strategies, communication, public speaking, goal setting, time management and self awareness. Speak Up Leaders are invited to assist backstage at Speak Up events, such as the Imagination Festival and Annual Concert, and to assist at classes and workshops.

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Who can be Speak Up Leader?

To be eligible to apply to be a Speak Up Leader, you must be in grade six or above, and enrolled in a Philosophers or Dreamers program at Speak Up Studio.

What level of commitment is required?

Leaders are invited to come along to four training sessions throughout the year, and to assist backstage at some of our events. There are different numbers of events required for each of our leadership age groups – see below for details.

What are the benefits of being a Speak Up Leader?

Speak Up Leaders receive individual coaching and mentoring, and are given the opportunity to develop their teaching and leadership skills in a hands on environment. The program also gives students the chance to connect with likeminded friends, and to immerse themselves in the supportive and radiant community that we have here at Speak Up Studio.

What Speak Up Leaders learn?

As a Speak Up Leader, you can discover if working with kids, or working in the performing arts is something you would like to do “when you grow up!”

Is there a cost for being involved?

No, this is a free program that is conducted for the benefit and development of our beautiful students. We do insist that Speak Up Leaders agree to our code of conduct, and model appropriate behaviour at all times.

What do Speak Up Leaders receive?

Speak Up leaders receive a welcome pack at their first training session, as well as a special Leadership badge to add to their collection.

How does the application process work?

Applications for the Speak Up Leader program are now open! To apply, simply fill out the Google form, and we will be in touch to welcome you to the program soon!

Apply to be a Speak Up Leader

1

Speak Up Young Leaders

(grade 6 and Grade 7)

 

What you receive:

  • Four leadership days throughout the year, to learn and develop your skills
  • A welcome pack on your first day
  • A Speak Up Young Leader Badge to add to your collection

We expect you to:

  • Adhere to and upholding the Speak Up code of conduct
  • Come along to the Imagination Festival and Annual Concert to lead younger students backstage
  • Come along to at least one other Speak Up event throughout the year to share your love of drama!

2

Speak Up Teacher Helper

(grade 8 and 9) 

 

What you receive:

  • Four leadership days throughout the year, to learn and develop your skills
  • A welcome pack on your first day
  • A Speak Up Teacher Helper Badge to add to your collection
  • The chance to work alongside teachers at events and assist them with the younger students
  • A 10% discount on fees for your group class

We expect you to:

  • Adhere to and upholding the Speak Up code of conduct
  • Come along to the Imagination Festival and Annual Concert to assist teachers and younger students backstage
  • Come along to at least two other Speak Up event throughout the year to share your love of drama!

3

Speak Up Assistant Teacher

 

(grade 10, 11 & 12) 

What you receive:

  • Four leadership days throughout the year, to learn and develop your skills
  • A welcome pack on your first day
  • A Speak Up Teacher Badge to add to your collection
  • The chance to work alongside teachers at events and assist them with the younger students
  • The opportunity to apply to be a paid assistant teacher

We expect you to:

  • Adhere to and uphold the Speak Up code of conduct
  • Come along to the Imagination Festival and Annual Concert to assist teachers and younger students backstage
  • Come along to at least two other Speak Up event throughout the year to share your love of drama!
  • Attend weekly individual lessons and regular professional development sessions to prepare for your AMEB teaching exams

Apply to be a Speak Up Leader