Eisteddfod Competitions

All RYAG students receive Eisteddfod training as part of their monthly Drama Workshop. The Redlands Speech and Drama Eisteddfod (held at the Performing Arts Auditorium in Cleveland during the month of October) offers many sections, i.e. Humorous Verse, Non-Humorous Verse, Australian Verse, Duo Poetry, Character Recital, Duologue etc. First time competitors may find it more enjoyable and less demanding to enter as a Duo (presenting a poem for two voices) or a Duologue (presented by two actors).

Discussions are held with all students and a wide selection of literature will be made available to them. Once the presentation piece or pieces (students may enter more than one section) have been selected, students must put in the effort to learn their lines. Each Drama Workshop dedicates time for students to work on polishing their piece/pieces ready for adjudication.

Eisteddfod Forms must be completed and returned to us by a designated date in order that the application can be forwarded to the Eisteddfod prior to their closing-off date. This will need to be accompanied by the Eisteddfod fee of $6 per individual entry, $4 each for duo entries.

Parents need be aware than an Eisteddfod is a family commitment and that their child needs to regularly practice their lines. The Eisteddfod sections are scheduled during and after school hours and/or on the weekend; there are often delays in Eisteddfod running times. Parents need to take the responsibility of arranging transport to and from the venue.

If a child decides to drop out of the Eisteddfod team: the entry fee cannot be refunded once the registration has been sent to the Eisteddfod. Once a student has committed to an Eisteddfod, parents will be kept in touch regarding dates and expected times for the day of the presentation.


APASS Drama Examinations

APASS logoStudents wishing to commence examinations for the Australian Performers and Speakers Syllabus (APASS), will have the opportunity to work towards age-appropriate Certificates. A recognised study of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).

This training will be quite separate from RYAG Drama Workshops therefore an additional fee will apply and private, half hourly lessons will be arranged. These will be charged at a rate of $30 per lesson, in line with the recommendation of the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers Inc. (CSPT). Individual students work at different paces and have varying skills; it may be possible for some students to complete two examinations in one year. A suggested program will be individually designed, guided by the student's ability and progress.

Please ask for further details if you wish your child to commence the Australian Performers and Speakers Syllabus examinations.