2020 Term Dates

TERM 1: Friday 31 Jan – Thu 9 Apr
TERM 2: Mon 27 April – Sat 4 July
TERM 3: Mon 20 July – Sat 26 Sept
TERM 4: Mon 12 Oct – Sun 13 Dec

Normal Program Information

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy started here in Perth in 1979, and last year, we celebrate 40 years of classes! We now have branches in many countries around the world, so thousands of children worldwide are benefiting from our acclaimed program. Our aim is to give children ongoing confidence, self-esteem and skill in verbal communication through dynamic, fun-filled classes.

What to bring to class

• Generally, students are not required to bring much to class, other than lots of energy. We
recommend that students wear comfortable clothing to enable them to move freely
during activities. (Academy t-shirts are available) Footwear should be rubber-soled, however, in most halls, shoes and socks can be removed on arrival.
• Students should bring a labelled drink bottle (water only please), as each lesson involves
a lot of language and talking!
• We occasionally include “dress-up” lessons in each term and an information page will be
given to students outlining any requirements. We keep these simple and make sure that
they are easy to provide from home!

Student Safety

Safety of our students is of paramount importance to us, so please note the following:
Students are asked to remain in the hall with their teacher, if their parents have not yet
arrived to collect them. Please remind your children of this important rule each week.

Ongoing Benefits

Since 1979, our extensive, original curriculum has been developed and fine-tuned, along with
our highly successful teaching methodology. It is now possible for children to enrol with the
Academy and attend classes for 15 years without ever repeating a lesson! We recommend
that parents keep their children in classes for many years, so that they can receive the
accumulative benefits of our excellent self-development program.

Preferred Payment Methods – Enrolment 2020

We follow the school term system, of four, ten week terms per year.
The fee per term is $199.00, which is all inclusive.
Where two children in the same family attend, the discounted fee is $375 or $555 for three children. (If children join us part way through the term, the fee is adjusted accordingly.)
All fees must be paid, in full, before your child’s first class.
We request that deposits & fees are paid by Internet transfer.
Credit card payments can be made only by phoning our branch offices.
Please check with your branch Principal (see contacts page) for bank details.

Refund/Credit Policy

In order to keep the fee affordable for all families, and the program viable, we are unable to offer refunds or trial classes.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share in the development of your
child. We look forward to a long and happy association with your family.