Speak Up Profile

The Philosophy

Speak Up' is an extra curricular Public Speaking and Presenting Program designed for students of all levels of confidence. Classes are run in a supportive and FUN environment and the aim of the program is to build self confidence and learn stagecraft and public speaking and presenting skills. 

The Teachers

Seamus and Shannon McAlary
WWC: 0522413E

The Program has been developed by Shannon McAlary who graduated UWS - B.Performance & Theatre and has taught Speech and Drama (including Public Speaking, Debating & Trinity of London Speech Exams) at PLC, St Vincents College, Kambala and St Catherines for 12 yrs. 

Seamus holds qualifications from the Actors College and Improv Australia. Seamus is a seasoned Comedian, Actor and Public Speaker with 15+ years industry experience. Seamus has worked as a peripatetic Improv, Drama and Public Speaking educator for the past 3 years.

Seamus McAlary has written for TV a bit (Good News Week, ABC3’s You’re Skitting Me), has contributed dangerous opinion pieces to the Global Murdoch Empire a bit (The Daily Telegraph) and has graced the small screen, thirty seconds at a time (TV Ads).

“An astute and insightful writer… his material is superb” – The Daily Telegraph
“Stays away from comedy clichés… A unique style” – Herald Sun


1. You pay for the entire term via KEEN. Non-attendance due to sickness cannot be refunded.  

2. An enrolment form must be completed for each child to advise of any medical/health conditions and any persons authorised to collect your child. Please ensure photo permission is given/declined on the enrolment form.

3. Class times

3.1 The lesson finishes strictly at 4.30pm. Parent/guardian/authorised carer will be required to sign child out. Please ensure you notify Robyn on 0403 892 391 if you are late for pick-up.

Please understand any repeated late collection of children may incur late collection penalty fees.

3.2 If your child is not attending, (i.e. sick or away), please notify Robyn via text by 2:30pm on the day of the lesson.

3.3 Only authorised persons can sign your child out of Art in The Green classes. Any change to this needs it to be sent via text prior to 4pm on the day of the lesson.

3.4 If the child is attending OSHC after the Art in The Green class arrangements will be made with OSHC on a case-by- case basis.  

4. Art in The Green reserves the right to cancel an enrolment if a student is disruptive. If we cancel, any fees paid will be refunded on a pro-rata basis.

5. Children will need to wear closed toed shoes and a hat.