Thank You!

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Last week I received an email from “What’s on 4 Little Ones” Australia which read:
“Congratulations! It’s our great pleasure to tell you that you have been nominated in the Best Regional School Age Activity category in the What’s On 4 2012 Junior awards! These awards recognise and celebrate the very best as nominated and voted for by parents, parents-to-be and carers.  So…what you do has meant so much to someone they have taken the time to tell us how wonderful you are and how much they value you!”

I was so excited that, in only my second year as Principal, and in the very first year of these awards, someone has bestowed such an honour on myself, the programme and the Academy nationally.  For those of you who don’t know in my first year as Principa, I had my fourth child and my life became very busy and full as a Mum and a Principal”Crazy!” I can hear some of you saying, but I love it! I get the best of both worlds – the rewards and challenges of running my own business and the flexibility that allows me to be the kind of Mum that I want to be. I am proud of this nomination and this recognition of our fantastic programme is very deserved! Having my oldest daughte rnow at an age where she can start our classes, I am beginning to see the benefits from a different perspective. In my 3 years at the Academy, I have always been able to see the growth that comes about for our students on a weekly basis.  Occasionally, parents  give me a snippet of how their child has used the life skills in their everyday world. Now, I am also seeing how  my outgoing, effervescent daughte,r was also in need of the creative outlet and safe environment of her drama class.  our self development programme is has allowimg her to become a confident little girl, who is aware of her worth and abilities and is also comfortable to challenge herself.
So, to those of you out there who nominated the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy for this award, I want to thank you for the compliment and also let you know that it truly is my pleasureto bring the programme to your children! Our students  give as much to me as I do to them in terms of a positive impact!

Emma Lupino, Principal, Rockingham/Mandurah branch.

To vote for Helen O’Grady Drama Academy please go to
and vote in the Best National Activity for School Aged Children section. Thank you for your support 🙂

2012 What’s On 4 Junior Awards – We Have Been Nominated!

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The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is excited to announce that we have been nominated for this year’s What’s On For Junior Awards, in the Best National School Aged Activity!  Our Rockingham/Mandurah Principal, Emma Lupino was nominated by a very appreciative family whose child attends our classes as they think our programme (and our Principal), deserve recognition in thsi area.  The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been operating in Perth since 1979 and we are so proud of our self-development programme for 3 – 17 year olds.  It is nice to know that our wider community are also proud of our unique classes!  To vote for us, please click on the following link:

and vote in the School Aged Activity section.

We look forward to sharing our results with you all 🙂