Class Content

Sunshine Drama's creative lessons and activities are carefully devised to best meet the needs and interests of children.

Classes progress from each age group, building and extending knowledge in the below learning areas.

As Director of Sunshine Drama, Jenae Ryan draws on her vast curriculum and syllabus knowledge which includes New Zealand School Curriculum, International Baccalaureate, Montessori Philosophy and both Trinity College and New Zealand Speechboard Syllabus.

Children will be challenged to extend themselves as creative thinkers, learners and performers as they explore the elements, techniques and conventions of drama.

Classes provide students with opportunities to build confident communication skills, along with a healthy self esteem as they engage in a range of activities in a positive, cooperative and enthusiastic environment that's full of ideas, and fun!

During the year students have the opportunity to present to an an audience, either sharing games/activities that have been taught to develop a specific skill, or performing of scripted or devised plays.

Classes are tailored to develop specific learning needs and interests of students.

Twinkle Stars (4 years)  & Starbursts (5 years)

A space for little ones to:
  • Share their creative energy and build confidence
  • Enjoy drama activities, role play and mime
  • Explore movement and develop fundamental skills such as coordination and balance
  • Use props imaginatively
  • Develop vocabulary & build phonics knowledge with an integrated alphabet focus each week
  • Learn to work cooperatively with others developing social skills
  • Extend their ability to listen to and follow instructions

Sunbeams (6-7 years)  /  Flares 8-10 years)  / & Supernovas (11-13 years)

Opportunity to learn and grow:
  • Vocal Development
  • Relaxation
  • Movement and Mime
  • Characterisation
  • Improvisation
  • Story Telling
  • Drama Games
  • Theatre Sports
  • Team Building
  • Script Work (Both devised and scripted)
  • Stage Direction