Northern Suburbs Parent Day Reminders

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Our first Parent Presentation was held at Banksia Grove on Saturday and it was a fantastic morning. Last night it was our Duncraig Studios turn to “show off” and again it was a fun and exciting time for all involved. I am very proud of the achievements all of our students have made this term and the growth in dramatic ability and confidence was evident for all to see.

I would like to thank all of our parents for the wonderful work they do with costumes. Thanks mums, dads, grandparents or whomever is helping with the costumes. They all look fantastic!

A quick reminder about when your studio’s Parent Presentation day is:


Heathridge – Wednesday 27th June

Kingsway – Thursday 28th June

Kinross – Friday 29th June

Greenwood – Saturday 30th June


Ellenbrook – Monday 2nd July

Kallaroo – Tuesday 3rd July

Kingsley – Wednesday 4th July

Quinns – Thursday 5th July

Students are to arrive at normal class time and the audience will be invited in at 25 past the hour.

I look forward to seeing you all on these days!

Presentation Days & Win a Free Term of Drama!

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A quick reminder to all of our Academy students and families that our presentation days are starting this week!  (Please check our Newsletter section on our website blog for details if you are not sure when your child’s presentation is – it will either be this week or next week!)

Excitement is mounting amongst our Primary students as they prepare to show you all what they have achieved over the term.  Please invite as many guests as you like as we love to share this memorable experience for the children, with the people who will be proud of them.

We even have a special competition running, where you can win a free term of drama – existing students and new students alike!  So, come along to our presentations to find out how to win.

Can’t wait to see you all there…

Re-Enrolment Form – Eastern suburbs

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Here we have a copy of our Eastern suburbs re-enrolment form!

Conclusion of Term 2 Eastern suburbs

Congratulations Hayley Roche – Tournament of Minds Team Selection

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As you all know, we love to celebrate in the achievements of our students.  With this in mind, we would like to congratulate Hayley Roche on being selected into Santa Maria College’s “Tournament of Minds” competition team. Hayley currently attends our East Fremantle Upper Primary class and has been with us for three years. Hayley always brings an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn to every lesson she attends. I have no doubt that she will relish this opportunity and have an absolute ball!

Jacinta Roche (Hayley’s proud mum), has forwarded me Hayley’s selection letter which details the attribute on which her selection was made.  These include:

* The ability to work well with others

* The ability to include others and assimilate and accomodate the ideas and opinions of others

* The ability to create and think on a lateral basis

* The ability to solve problems

* The ability to persist with tasks

* The ability to manage time

Hayley, along with her school team members (all from Years 5 & 6), will receive a Long Challenge problem at the beginning of Term 3.  Each team will have six weeks to solve the problem and will present their solution in the form of a short play in front of the TOM judges at Curtin University on Saturday, September 1st.

What an incredible opportunity for Hayley!

As Jacinta describes,

“…The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has contributed towards Hayley’s achievement with this competition, as all the attributes associated with the Tournament are taught each week in her Drama lessons. It is a huge achievement in social skills, confidence, self-esteem and conversational ability, which the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy must be creditied for.”

Like Jacinta, we are extremely proud of Hayley (and also of her younger sister Amy, who displays a very similar energy and enthusiasm and attends our East Fremantle Lower Primary group)!  We firmly believe that our classes provide students with invaluable life skills which assist them greatly in their experiences outside of Drama.  Hayley’s accomplishments are certainly testimony to this!

Once again a big congratulations to the lovely Hayley Roche!   We will certainly keep you all posted as to how the Tournament goes.


Re-Enrolment Forms – Western Suburbs

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For anyone who has misplaced their Kindy, Primary or Youth re-enrolment forms, here they are:

END OF TERM 2 Western Suburbs

END OF TERM 2 Western suburbs Kindy