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MELISSA WESSELS
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072 771 2951
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PMB@HELENOGRADY.CO.ZA
HELEN O'GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY, HILLSIDE ROAD, HILTON, 3245
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ATHLONE
Athlone Primary School- Zulu Room
1 Old Howick Road, Pietermaritzburg

Friday
13:15 - 14:15

Friday
14:30 - 15:30


HAYFIELDS
St Matthews Church Hall
115 Hesketh Drive, Hayfields, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Saturday
09:30 - 10:30

Saturday
10:30 - 11:30


HILTON
Laddsworth Primary School Hall
1 Winstead Rd, Hilton, 3245

Monday
14:15 - 15:15

Monday
16:00 - 17:00


PELHAM
Pelham Primary School- Jubilee Room
Melville Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Thursday
16:00 - 17:00


SCOTTSVILLE
Ridge Primary School Hall
93 Ridge Road,
Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Thursday
15:15 - 16:15


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ALLANDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
64 Khan Rd, Raisethorpe, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Tuesday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-7

Thursday
12:45 - 13:45
Afterschool Club
Gr R, 1 & 2


COOLWINDS PRE SCHOOL
2 Hilton Avenue, Hilton

Tuesday
10:30 - 11:00
Afterschool Club
Gr RRR - R


DECCAN ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
10 Deccan Rd, Raisethorpe, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Monday
13:00 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 1 & 2

Monday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-7

Wednesday
13:00 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 1 & 2

Wednesday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-7


LADDSWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
1 Winstead Road, Hilton, 3245

Wednesday
-
School Curriculum
Gr 1-7


MERRYLAND
Northdale

Monday
12:00 - 12:45
Afterschool Club
Gr RRR - R


ST CHARLES COLLEGE
Harwin Road, Pietermaritzburg

Monday
-
School Curriculum
Gr 1-3


SUNFIELD HOME
Main Road, Greendale Park, Howick

Monday
11:00 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
Adults


THE WYKEHAM COLLEGIATE
100 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Tuesday
-
School Curriculum
Gr RRR-3


Aardvark Casting

Aardvark Casting is one of Africa's largest casting agencies for babies, children and adults. Most of the students in the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy join Aardvark Casting.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

MELISSA WESSELS B.SOC (DRAMA/PSYCH) & P.G.C.E
In 2010, Melissa began her university studies at UKZN PMB, as she studied towards a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. Melissa majored in Drama and Psychology. Whilst studying, she joined the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Pietermaritzburg as a part-time teacher. Melissa began working closely with Claire Snyders, the long time owner and Principal of the Academy. Melissa’s passion for the dramatic arts, for teaching and for assisting in the development of children through the Helen O'Grady Drama System propelled her to obtain her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and to qualify as a Dramatic Arts teacher in 2014. In 2016, she was appointed Vice Principal of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Pietermaritzburg, and entered a grooming process to eventually become Principal. At the end of 2019, Claire Snyders retired as Principal and handed the reigns to the extremely capable, well-trained and perfectly qualified Melissa Wessels.
Our fees vary according to the length of class and location. Please contact our office for a quote.
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