Head Held High Senior student spotlight A common misconception about Head Held High is that we only teach speech and drama lessons for little kids. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As well as running adult public speaking courses, we also have lots of senior students (Year 9 – 13) who take speech and...
Exams. They’re the source of much debate in schooling systems the world over. At Head Held High, many of our students sit Trinity speech and drama exams in the latter stages of each year. (See our related blog post, 7 reasons to sit Trinity speech & drama exams). Many of our students also sit...
Trinity speech & drama exams The process of sitting Trinity speech & drama exams is about much more than simply gaining the next qualification on offer. Yes, the feeling of satisfaction that students acquire along with their exam result is important. But the true benefits of sitting speech and drama exams are to be found...
Too much screen time is detrimental to kids… We know too much screen time is detrimental to kids. Yet screens are here to stay in our lives and our kids’ lives. So, what to do? Firstly, let me start by listing a few things that this article ISN’T. This isn’t a scaremongering article. It’s not...
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Bachelor of Arts (Film, TV, media studies & psychology)
Ashleigh has worked as a television presenter, actor, and voice-over artist. Once a member of the Young Shakespeare Company of NZ which saw her perform at the Globe Theatre in London. She's even acted alongside Sam Neill!
Ashleigh is passionate about helping children develop communication skills to prepare them for a confident future. her classes are fun, energetic and of course a little dramatic!
Ashleigh saw The Lion King re-make and cried the whole way through... she’s a soft soul who LOVES her Disney classics!
Diploma in commercial dance and musical theatre (Wellington Performing Arts Centre).
JJ is a working actress in the NZ screen industry, having starred and co-starred on shows like Go Girls, Shortland Street, Stepdave and the Brokenwood Mysteries, she also co-produces webseries’ with her friends in their company Flat3 Productions.
JJ loves to have fun in her classes, and always be up on her feet and creating with her students.
JJ is used to being the odd kid, and champions embracing your individuality!
ATCL in speech & drama, Graduate Diploma (Drama & Movement Therapy) and ESOL qualification.
Zoe feels she has been teaching all her adult life. In all her work she passionately believes and teaches the importance of communication and the right for everyone to express themselves freely and confidently.
Zoe loves to teach the joy of expressing feelings, freely and positively which is so important for mental health. In her spare time, Zoe paints pictures and gardens.
“Speech is the mirror of the soul, as the man, so is his speech.” - Syrus
In these two videos our Head Teacher, Erica Kröger, lifts the lid on what’s in the lesson plans for HHH students this coming term. As part of giving you visibility into what’s happening in your child’s Head Held High lessons, as a prelude to every term we shoot these videos for you. They give you...
A coach of TEDx speakers, Kate Laurence is the Director and Founder of Head Held High. Kate has been teaching confident communication for 14 years. She is a qualified secondary school teacher with a passion for helping others realise their potential. Kate’s knowledge, authentic nature and genuine empathy sow the seeds for incredible growth in the people she works with.