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A Letter From the Director

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for another amazing year of creativity, community and achievement. 2019 has been action packed! From Katie’s performance in her first ATYP production and Lexie’s starring role in a professional show at The Hayes Theatre, to the completion of three Associate Teaching Diplomas and Joel’s first solo Speech and Drama performance on stage, the year has been one highlight after the next (just to name a few). But as great as 2019 has been, I am delighted to announce that 2020 will be even better! With the growth of our teaching staff at the studio, and ten years experience under our belt, it is finally time for our little, local grown, studio to expand.

As well as offering tuition at the studio, and exploring classes in new locations, next year Grace Studios will be partnering with schools in the Sutherland Shire to run cross-curricular creative arts extension programs before and after school, on school campus! Our programs will offer students unique experiences and mentorship that is not always made available to them in a school context, whilst also nurturing many of the skills developed within the areas of learning on the NSW school curriculum. Private schools in the northern and eEastern suburbs have long embraced AMEB speech, drama, music and public speaking programs, as important tools for ensuring their students excel across the board, and for enhancing their own unique value proposition as educational leaders amongst Sydney schools. After a decade of teaching in the Sutherland Shire, as a peripatetic teacher in schools and as the director of Grace Studios, it is with great pride that I would like to introduce a new generation of fully qualified AMEB Speech and Drama teachers to the Sutherland Shire, and provide these opportunities for the young people of Southern Sydney. So keep an eye out for us and please do feel