InterACT for 11-13 year olds (School Years 7-8)

Term 1 2022 bookings open now.
 Book in the Timetable and enrolment section below.

Attention all girl and boy actors aged 11-13 years  ie in Years 7-8 at school (Intermediate)!

If you love acting then this is the course for you: Do you love the lime light? Do you love telling stories? Do you love creating characters?
This acting course will lead students through imaginative role playing into character and scene development. Good actors understand humanity. Drama encourages empathy with and understanding of others and the confidence needed to assume a role or character.

Timetable and Enrolment


Term 1 2022
Schedule 1: 

TUESDAYS with Tess:  (1 hour 15 min classes)
Start: 8th Feb
Finish: 12th April (10 Tuesdays) 
Tuesdays, 5.30pm-6.45pm with TESS

Schedule 2: 

TUESDAYS with Emma:  (1 hour 15 min classes)
Start: 8th Feb
Finish: 12th April (10 Tuesdays) 
Tuesdays,  7.15pm-8.30pm with Emma

Schedule 3:

THURSDAYS with Tess:  (1 hour 15 min classes)
Start: 10th Feb
Finish: 7th April  (9 Thursdays) 
Thursdays,  4.00 pm-5.15pm with TESS

Schedule 4:
THURSDAYS with Jo:  (1 hour 15 min classes)
Start: 10th Feb
Finish: 7th April  (9 Thursdays) 
Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:15pm with JO



Scots College Drama rooms


Jo Rogers or Tess Jamieson-Karaha or Emma Draper

Target Market

Girls and Boys aged 11-13 years old (ie in Years 7-8 at school)

(incl GST)

$217 for 10 sessions (Tuesdays)
$195 for 9 sessions (Thursdays)


Tess Jamieson-Karaha

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

Tess Jamieson-Karaha

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 NewsHow 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.

About Jo Rogers

Jo 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.

Our Location

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