Drama Studio for 7-8 year olds (School Years 3 and 4)

Term 1 2022 open for bookings
 Book in the Timetable and Enrolment section below.

Does your child love performing, music, developing characters and having fun?

Our acting classes will give students the space to practice both screen and stage techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Our classes have an emphasis on process than that product and therefore we do not put on productions or major performances. We do invite parents to see a class in action a couple of times a year.


Timetable and Enrolment


Term 1 2022

Schedule 1:
Tuesdays with Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Start: 8th Feb
Finish: 12th April (10 Tuesdays) 
Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm. 


Schedule 2:
Thursdays with Jo Rogers

Start: 10th Feb
Finish: 7th April   (9 Thursdays) 
Thursdays, 3.45-4.45pm



Scots College Drama rooms.


Tess Jamieson-Karaha or Jo Rogers

Target Market

Girls and Boys aged 7-8 years old (ie Years 3-4 at school)


(incl GST)

$195 for 10 sessions (Tuesday classes)
$175  for 9 session (Thursday classes) 

About Jo Rogers

Shine Time with Jo Rogers: acting classes for ages 9-10 at Rata Studios, WellingtonJo is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at Auckland University; while also attending the Performing Arts School in Auckland.

Working with students in screen acting, scriptwriting, filming, editing and making short films, she has been involved within local television and large musical productions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and work experience to her classes.

As lead Project Director and Artistic Manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education, Jo is able to think logistically and understand the programming and management needed in the success of large scale productions.  This last year Jo has worked writing and producing her first novel and feature film script.

Her philosophy is, whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity to be involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops will give any student the foundation to succeed. Seeing many of her students score roles in local and international films she’s worked to open new pathways and help shape the future of the industry.

Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Tess Jamieson-KarahaTess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her Bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010.

Her recent work includes recording her Solo theatre piece ‘Please Help Yourself’ for Radio New Zealand, playing the young Judy Schollum in Consent- the Louise Nicholas story, War News How to Meet Girls from a Distance, Catherine in the feature film Births, Deaths and Marriages, to be released later this year, and writing directing and starring in her short film Coffee Group.

Tess frequently reads for  the Ready to Read and School Journal audio books as well.

She is currently writing and teaching the Screen Acting course for acting students at Whitireia.  She has taught kids drama classes and school holiday programmes for Rachel Maine at Arts a Go Go.

Her website is at kidsparteasy.com


Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243