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Katie McLeish





2014 Adjudicators Speech and Drama


Anita Eldridge

A.T.C.L. Board Member and Examiner

Australian Speech Communications Assoc.


Anita has been teaching Speech, Drama and Communications on the Gold Coast for 20 years.


She runs her programme by employing two dynamic young teachers at three Catholic schools on the coast and has an enrolment of over 300 students. As well as conducting private lessons, Anita is also employed to teach public speaking and choral verse speaking classes within the schools and initiate and teach a Prep and Year One Performing Arts programme.


She has also been responsible for the production and direction of several large musicals and drama productions involving a cast of over 80 children at a time. She has been involved with the combined schools Musicfest and Drama presentation at the Gold Coast Arts Centre with a combined cast of 200 in a single production!


Anita has adjudicated many eisteddfods and festivals. She is the past Convenor of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, a position she held for over 15 years. Anita believes eisteddfods should offer students a positive and encouraging experience as they develop vital communication skills.



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