Love this time of term!!!!

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I must say this is a great time of term, I know you must be thinking that I am saying this because the term is at an end and the holidays are near, but this is not the case!!

The children are buzzing with excitement in our classes as holidays draw near and we all know that next term means we get to show our parents just how wonderful we are in our Parents’ Days. I love that as their teachers, we get to share in that excitement and help them to be proud of themselves and what they can show their parents.

For me as a teacher, the reason that I love this time of the term is that I can see now, how student, who have been in the class for as little as 9 hours, are really starting to show confidence in their performances and they are  remembering dramatic aspects for themselves. I am able to feed off them in the creative process.

Last week  at my Warnbro studio (held at the Warnbro Community Church,) after giving verbal instructions on how I wanted the piece to end, I looked up to see some fanastic expression. It was hard to pick one to share with you all!! In the end, I chose the lovely Apsley who began drama with me at the beginning of this term. She is the youngest our class and is constantly impressing  us with her effort, enthusiasm and energy 🙂

You'd better watch out

 


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 http://www.whatson4littleones.com.au/awards-voting-2012.asp
and vote in the Best National Activity for School Aged Children section. Thank you for your support 🙂