This new syllabus offers choices, Zoom and face-to-face examinations, online entries, easy access to reports, free workshops and no modules.
Access the exciting new addition to the Speech New Zealand syllabus family here.
We are pleased to announce the new members of our Speech New Zealand National Office team.
Emma joins Speech New Zealand after returning home to New Zealand from Minneapolis in the United States, where she had been juggling roles with several organisations for 3 years – including the Minnesota Opera, The Bar Method, and Edina Realty. Emma has extensive experience in management, marketing & design, and website development, and is excited to put these skills to use through the continued development of Speech New Zealand.
Emma’s role as Executive Officer involves the management of all day-to-day proceedings, spear-heading developments, and working closely with the Board to realise and deliver on their business development strategies.
Catherine joins us from taking some time off after her son was born in 2019. Prior to this, she was working in London and travelling around the UK for the better part of 6 years. She has a background in digital advertising operations working within several large media companies. She is responsible for overseeing the administrative organisation of the Speech NZ centre examination tours and working closely with the Local Secretaries to ensure smooth operations.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Aoraki te maunga
Ko Waitaki to awa
Ko Ngāi Tahu te iwi
Te Whānau a Moeraki te hāpu
Ko Claire Tanner toku ingoa
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou
Claire’s background is in Early Childhood Education, having taught both in NZ and the UK for more than 20 years. She now calls Christchurch home, and has been the Local Secretary there since 2012. Claire has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to side step within the education sector into a role where she doesn’t come home covered in paint or sand, but where the importance of oral communication skills are still the focus.
Claire’s role covers a wide variety of elements, including online development, training for Local Secretaries and others who use the online system and general administration of Centre Tours. Claire continues in her role as administrator for online exams via Zoom.
Kim has had an involvement with Speech NZ for many years as a proud supporting parent. Her experience with assisting her children and supporting them through the syllabi has given her an in-depth knowledge of what Speech NZ has to offer. She has a Diploma in Youth Work and has been involved in many different volunteering roles. She is passionate about encouraging young people to advocate for themselves.
Kim’s role centres mainly in the administration of Theory, badges, and processing examination results for certificates. She works alongside the other SNZ administrators to ensure efficient operations.
Florence has more than 20 years of experience working in the Chartered Accountancy Business Advisory Services, specialising in Financial Reporting, Tax Structure, and Compliance. She is passionate about seeing continued positive results for all her clients.
Florence currently holds a number of contracts to a few local businesses as their Financial and Management Accountant. She enjoys working closely with a small number of clients, to help their businesses grow. She is thrilled to add Speech New Zealand to her portfolio in 2021.
Released on 1 July 2020 the Flexi Speech and Drama Syllabus is Speech New Zealand’s newest syllabus. This is the first of two new flexi syllabi planned to run alongside our current Speech & Drama and Public Speaking syllabi.
The purpose of the flexi syllabus is to offer teachers and candidates more choice. One of the post lockdown educational findings is that students are feeling the pressure of having less time available to achieve their learning outcomes. The flexi syllabus offers teachers and candidates the opportunity to prepare for examinations within a shorter timeframe.
The Flexi Speech and Drama Syllabus is for Initial – Grade 8. A difference between the current and the flexi syllabus is that there are no modules in the flexi syllabus. In keeping with Speech New Zealand’s aim to offer more choice to teachers and candidates examinations are available by Zoom or face to face. Entries are made through our new, easy to access entry form on this website. The fees are the same as for the current Speech and Drama Syllabus. The Flexi Speech and Drama Syllabus is available online only.
Speech New Zealand is striving to offer more choice to teachers and candidates. Keep watching for the Flexi Public Speaking Syllabus to come on stream later in the year!
We can now confirm that from Term 3 we will be offering both face to face examinations AND Zoom examinations.
• During Term 2 teachers have the choice of opting for a Zoom examination on a centre tour date and on the last week of the month.
• From Term 3 face to face examinations will resume on the scheduled centre tour dates for the remainder of the year.
• From Term 3 Zoom exams will be available on the last week of each month.
• During Term 3 we hope students who were not able to have their usual centre exam tours can be fitted into other centre tours where possible.
We hope that the choice of face to face examinations along with Zoom examinations will offer teachers and students more flexible options.
All exam entries are now made online from this website. https://online.speechnz.co.nz/entries
The updated Public Speaking Syllabus is available on the website. Hard copy is available from your Local Secretary.
Please view our new Theory Referencing Guide.
The revised Speech & Drama syllabus is available on the website. Hard copy will be available from your Local Secretary on 20 February 2019.
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Results can be found on the Examinations page/Scholarship recipients
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