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Course Description

Building Towards the Big Production

  • How to run a Theatre Sports competition – which games/how to improve improvisation/improvised dance
  •  How to bring a script to life: Acting tips/blocking/mute rehearsal/technology
  •  How to stage group-­devised pieces and monologues for real audiences

How to Mount the Big Production

  • How to get the team you want
  •  How to get the cast you  want: Auditioning tips/casting
  •  What’s the right script/libretto?
  •  How to ensure attendance and create an efficient rehearsal
  •  Schedule


How to Control

  • Backstage/front of house/sets/lighting/sound/OHS/costs/props
  • Costumes/make up/etc
  •  How to control the actual performance
  •  What to do pre-­show/on the night/after the show
  •  Voice essentials
  • Pre-emptive Troubleshooting


Primary and secondary teachers with a role in staging the school production and many smaller shows.

Teaching Standards

6.1.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Identify and plan professional learning needs:  Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and advice from colleagues to identify and plan professional learning needs, 

4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety:  Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements

3.7.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Engage parents/ carers in the educative process:  Plan for appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities for parents/ carers to be involved in their children’s learning,

2.2.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content selection and organisation:  Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

$  285 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you:

Completing Achieving a Professional Quality School Production will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2


    • Resources

  • 3

    Module 1

    • Building up to a Big Show

    • Reflections

  • 4

    Module 2

    • Getting it All Together - Part 1

    • Getting it All Together - Part 2

    • Reflections

  • 5

    Module 3

    • Managing the Show

    • Reflections

  • 6


    • Thank You

  • 7

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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating. Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.